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NYSCI Gala: Honoring Shakuntala (Devi) Gopal

On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, NYSCI will be hosting its annual Gala, An Evening of Science and Inspiration, at Cipriani 42 in Manhattan. As a preview, we will be profiling our honorees here on NYSCI’s website. At this year’s gala, NYSCI is pleased to honor and bestow…

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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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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. We’d like to find out what you are doing now. If you haven’t already, please join our Explainer Alumni Network…

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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 here at NYSci. She’s studying to become an Anesthesiologist. And the Science Career Ladder is helping her develop communication skills to stand out in the medical field.

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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

NYSCI Explainers demonstrate the exciting properties of chemistry, physics, biology, and more right before your eyes during these interactive 15-minute demonstrations. Engaging explanations combine with audience participation to make live science demonstrations an enjoyable learning experience for all ages. Free with NYSCI admission. Demonstration Schedule: Fall…

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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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Shannon MacColl

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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Explainer Spotlight – Todd Narasuwan

The Science Career Ladder doesn’t always take Explainers on a path to Science. In Todd’s story, working at the New York Hall of Science whipped him into shape and boosted his confidence to a level where he will succeed in any career.

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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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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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