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NYSCI Honors Shateesh, Anna and Laycca

Shateesh Bhugwansing, Anna McPherran and Laycca Umer receive the Seidenberg Family Top of the Ladder Award at the 2016 NYSCI Gala.

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STEM Nights

STEM Nights are a series of free evening events that feature talks and informal networking with STEM professionals.

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STEM Career Expo

Learn about career resources and opportunities, engage in hands-on activities, and hear from science professionals at our inaugural STEM Career Expo.

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Pi Day at NYSCI

Celebrate Pi Day with NYSCI Explainers and a series of math-focused activities in our Mathematica: A World of Numbers exhibition.

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NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire

While you’re at World Maker Faire, be sure to bring the kids to NYSCI Village. This area consists of kid-friendly activities designed by NYSCI staff, interns and partners.

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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Shakuntala (Devi) Gopal

NYSCI is pleased to honor and bestow the 2014 Top of the Ladder Award to SciPlay Explainer Resident, Shakuntala (Devi) Gopal.

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Scenes from the "Dead or Alive party at New York Hall of Science in New York

Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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Scenes from the "Dead or Alive party at New York Hall of Science in New York

Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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Scenes from the "Dead or Alive party at New York Hall of Science in New York

Dead or Alive

Pumpkin chucking, live bats, and bioluminescence projects are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee.

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World Maker Faire 2014: Explainer TV explores NYSCI Village

Meet NYSCI Explainers and learn about some of the fun, engaging activities of NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire.

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Science Career Ladder Alumni

We want to follow up with the extraordinary group of people who started their careers as Explainers in the Science Career Ladder program at NYSCI.

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NYSCI Village at World Maker Faire

With World Maker Faire just days away, NYSCI staff are putting the final touches on their maker projects that will be exhibited at the Faire. Stop by the Faire’s NYSCI Village (located in Rocket Park) to engage in hands-on activities and to see the imaginative…

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Explainer Spotlight: Brittany Roopnarine – Crow Canyon

Brittany just came back from Crow Canyon and here’s the story of her Archaeology Adventure.

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Explainer Spotlight: Justine Wu

Meet Justine Wu, a Senior Explainer at NYSci.

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Explainer Spotlight: Yessenia Bautista

Meet Yessenia. Here’s her story of transitioning from self-described “rebel” to future medical professional. Meet more of our Explainers here.

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The Innovation Institute

This week, 23 Explainers are participating in the Innovation Institute, a new program at NYSCI that guides young people through the process of invention. The teenagers will spend the next 15 months going through the entire process of inventing a device, software or other technology….

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Caroline Placzek at the White House Science Fair

On May 27, Caroline Placzek, a NYSCI Maker Space resident and former Explainer, attended the 2014 White House Science Fair. Caroline has worked at NYSCI for six years as an Explainer, and most recently as a Maker Space resident through the Science Career Ladder Institute….

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Daily Demonstrations

The exciting properties of chemistry, physics, biology right before your eyes during these interactive 15-minute demonstrations.

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Explainer Spotlight: Nancy Portillo

Nancy Portillo works as an Early Childhood Resident at NYSCI. She develops special curricula for kids with ASD. Her mission is to help these children live normal lives.

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Explainer Spotlight – Shannon MacColl

As a young girl, Shannon wanted to invent a bus-boat-plane to provide transportation for people with disabilities. At that time, she didn’t realize that design and philanthropy would be a part of her life. Now she works at the New York Hall of Science as…

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