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Parminne Pitamber

Explainer Spotlight: Parminne Pitamber

This is the Story of Parminne Pitamber. She began working at the Hall of Science as an Explainer and fell in love with Education. Later she became a Science Coach Resident. As a Resident, she makes it possible for teachers to have hands-on science lessons…

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Caroline Placzek

Explainer Spotlight: Caroline Placzek

Caroline is a Senior Explainer at the New York Hall of Science. While working for the museum, she gained a passion for teaching. And after her weight loss, she gained passion for nutrition and healthy living. These events inspired her to pursue a career as…

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Explainer TV

An SCL Institute initiative, Explainer TV engages Explainers in learning digital media production that highlights the Explainers, science, and NYSCI. Explainers become video producers and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) advocates as they learn video production skills. They create short videos, beginning with storyboarding, writing, interviewing, lighting,…

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The Science Career Ladder: 1986 – 2010

Download Report   This report documents the development and dissemination of the Science Career Ladder (SCL), the signature program of NYSCI. Its intent is to inform other museums interested in starting or enhancing their own Explainer programs, and to add to knowledge in the informal…

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Mohsin Raza

Explainer Spotlight: Mohsin Raza

Meet Mohsin Raza a former Senior Explainer at NYSCI with his heart set at reaching new heights. His experience at NYSCI has amplified his passion for science. Where will he go next? The sky is the limit!

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Explainer Spotlight: Akash Sharma

Meet Akash Sharma… Explainer, photographer, future museum director and recipient of this year’s Top of the Ladder Award for his outstanding work as part of NYSCI’s Science Career Ladder.  

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Explainer Spotlight: Brittany Roopnarine

Meet Brittany Roopnarine, an Explainer at the New York Hall of Science. Although she is young, she knows that she wants to work in STEM and there should be more women in science.

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Careers at Google: STEM ​Career ​night ​at NYSCI​

Join us at 4pm EST to catch the live stream discussion on Google Hangout with panelists from Google and NYSCI’s Explainers.

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IDC Design, Make, Play presentation now online

IDC 2013 Design, Make, Play from IDC2013 Conference on Vimeo. NYSCI participated in this featured presentation at the Interactive Design for Children conference at the New School last month, with an overview of the Design Make Play initiative.

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Explainer Spotlight: Ema Araya

Ema knew from the start that working in a science museum was the right decision. She has always been interested in science and is currently majoring in biology. But in spite of the advanced science courses she had been exposed to, Ema soon realized just…

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Explaining Science: An Intro to the Science Career Ladder

The New York Hall of Science’s signature education program, the Science Career Ladder, is a model for teacher preparation. The SCL recruits young men and women from across New York City and provides them with essential 21st Century skills. They work as Explainers and are…

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Explainer Trainee

Earn money while you learn! The Science Career Ladder program allows high school and college students to have an exciting job interacting with visitors of all ages, talking about science and doing fun hands-on activities all day. Training is provided. Don’t wait. Apply today! Explainer…

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Brandan Lucas

Explainer Spotlight: Brandan Lucas

Meet Brandan Lucas. He is a Digital Learning Resident at the New York Hall of Science. He leads and develops online lessons for people and classes who can not physically enter our museum.

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“Museums are incubators for powerful new ideas.”

“Science centers have the luxury of never having been very collections oriented and as such more naturally orient around supporting the doing of science wherever possible. In this way, I think science centers have been fairly quick to explore the affordances that technologies can bring…

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Ultimate Dragon Breeding

Can dragons get kids fired up about genetics? We found out today as SciPlay hosted the second GeniGames tournament with students from Health Opportunities High School in the Bronx and Grover Cleveland High School in Queens. Contestants were tasked with breeding dragons and overcoming various…

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Design Make Play

Design, Make, Play from NYSCI on Vimeo.

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MASTER Teacher Residency

NYSCI, New Visions, and Hunter College have partnered to help teachers prepare for the classroom by gaining some real-world experience in and out of the classroom.  Learn more here.

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