Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Our Explainers are heading off to college!

This year, 21 NYSCI Explainers graduated from high school. As part of the Science Career Ladder (SCL) – the signature program of the Alan J. Friedman Center for the Development of Young Scientists – our Explainers explain NYSCI’s STEM-focused exhibits to visitors, perform science demonstrations, and assist with educational workshops and camps. After graduation, our team continues to provide support by letting them know that they always have a home here at NYSCI as they embark on their college journey!

At our last High School to College Workshop, we were privileged to have Dr. Darren Ferguson, Manager of Special Programs at LaGuardia Community College, as the guest speaker. Dr. Ferguson spoke about the first year experience and gave our Explainers a sense of what to expect when they go away in the fall.

We are proud to announce that this year’s class will be attending college at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), City College, Hunter College, LaGuardia Community College and Queens College; SUNY’s Buffalo, New Paltz and Stony Brook; as well as Loyola Maryland, MIT, NYIT, Ohio State, St John’s, Union College, University of Buffalo and Yale. Thirteen of the students have already declared that they will pursue STEM majors, including in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, physical therapy and pre-med.

We wish them all the best and look forward to hearing about their future successes!

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Last month, a dozen young children showed off their museum exhibits to NYSCI visitors. A five-year-old designed a sound exhibit with an important purpose: “It makes fun at the first try.” And an 8-year-old created a dinosaur dig with a sign instructing people to “1. Get a shovel. 2. Dig bones. 3. Have fun!“

The exhibit show-and-tell was the culmination of a six-week workshop where kids collected data, uncovered patterns, and then used what they learned to create their own exhibits. The workshop is part of a two-year project called Big Data for Little Kids: Data Modeling with Young Learners and Their Families. The project aims to deepen the understanding of how young children define, collect, represent and interpret data, as well as identify supports needed for families to engage with their children in data inquiry activities.

The kids, though, got right to the crux of the matter: Big data can be fun, even for our youngest learners!


The Museum Makers: Designing with Data workshop was held weekly from May 11 – June 15, 2017. The workshop culminated on June 15 with a special show-and-tell where participating children presented the exhibits they created to museum visitors and staff. Photos from the event can be viewed here.

The Museum Makers workshop is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1614663.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

As a core component of our Queens 20/20 initiative, NYSCI has launched a new program for families in our local community. During the school year, the Science Ambassadors program will admit thousands of students and their guardians to NYSCI for free in the after-school hours from Monday through Thursday. While at the museum, students can explore NYSCI exhibits, engage in engineering problems and learn new tools in workshops at Design Lab and Maker Space, listen to science stories, receive homework help, and learn from live science demonstrations.

In the program’s kick off Spirit Week, held February 27 – March 6, more than 900 families participated in bilingual museum tours and registered for the Science Ambassadors program. In collaboration with our school and community partners, families also enjoyed performances by school choirs and bands, folk dance groups and more during Spirit Week. Working in deep partnership with Community School District 24, and local school and community leaders, our goal over the next five years is to serve 5,000 families through the program.

Science Ambassadors is a program of NYSCI’s Queens 20/20 initiative and is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

NYSCI was recently awarded two MUSE awards, prestigious national honors for outstanding achievement in digital media. The award is given to museums, galleries, libraries and archives around the country that use digital media to engage their audiences and enhance the visitor experience.

Peggy Monahan, NYSCI’s creative director of exhibit development, and Geralyn Abinader, producer at NYSCI, at the MUSE Awards ceremony on May 7 in St. Louis, Mo.

NYSCI’s exhibition Connected Worlds received the gold award, the top award in the category, for interpretive interactive installations. The exhibition, a favorite with museum visitors, is the result of a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O and CIESIN, Columbia University. Presenter Stacey Mann from Night Kitchen Interactive explained why Connected Worlds received the award:

“The creation of a fictional world to communicate complex ideas like the ecological connections among different biomes is highly significant. It’s a remarkable accomplishment on all fronts. … Pretty complex concepts are being planted here … This project is apt to influence thinking about immersion and simulation experiences moving forward.”

The bronze award for education and outreach was awarded to NYSCI’s ebook, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think. When presenting the award to NYSCI, Stephanie Pau of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art said:

“Most e-books serve as a glorified PDF. Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think took the content from an exhibition and put them into a book that leverages technology and interaction, not just a PDF. The entries and activities are fun and informative and clearly organized for the target audience. There is just the right amount of information, and the integration of short videos, interactive games, 3D imagery, brain scans and challenges make this resource interactive and personalized, rather than linear and static.”

Visitors interact with Wild Minds the exhibition at NYSCI. The award-winning ebook, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, was based on the popular exhibition.

 

The winning projects were chosen by an international group of technology professionals and were presented by the American Alliance of Museums. The awards were announced at a ceremony held on May 7 in St. Louis, Mo.

Connected Worlds is made possible with generous support from The JPB Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Google Inc., The Nasdaq Educational Foundation, Inc., Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Xylem. The Wild Minds project was supported by the National Science Foundation. All opinions and findings solely represent the views of the New York Hall of Science.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position


Picture Dots is an iOS app designed to assist young children and their grown-ups engage in conversations about what they notice in the world. The app invites families to take a photo of something they see in their daily life. Children can then drag red, green, blue and yellow dots onto the photo and assign each dot a sound, a word or a phrase. When they press play, they can hear the story they created.

Picture Dots is part of the Noticing Tools™ app suite that promotes STEM learning for children. Picture Dots uses NYSCI’s Design, Make, Play approach, which puts children at the center of learning, engaging children as creators of content. Design, Make, Play emphasizes open-ended exploration, imaginative learning and personal relevance, resulting in deep engagement and delight in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Picture Dots are accompanied by storybook guides for children and parents and will be ready to download in Summer 2017.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Six thousand K–8 students from New York City Title 1 schools will participate in Google’s Field Trip Days during the 2016-2017 school year.

Sponsored by Google, 2,500 of the students will go on free field trips to NYSCI, where they can explore exhibits and watch science demonstrations on topics such as chemistry and biology. In addition, 3,500 students will engage in activities to enrich their existing field trips. These students will participate in environmentally themed activities such as the Extreme Weather 3D movie, sessions in the Connected Worlds exhibition, and a Design Lab activity where students will build air-powered crafts.

This is the second year that Google has funded this program. Last year, the program reached 5,500 students and was one of NYSCI’s most sought-after field trip programs.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) integrate engineering into every grade level from kindergarten through 12th grade. Yet, at the elementary and middle school levels, in particular, most teachers do not have backgrounds or expertise in engineering. Even if they would love to teach it, many say they lack the resources and support to prepare students to be proficient in engineering and inspire them to pursue careers in engineering fields. To address these rapidly growing needs, Accelerate Learning™ and NYSCI have joined forces to develop a new solution called STEMscopes™ DIVE In Engineering.

“The best way to teach engineering isn’t from a textbook; it’s with hands-on, inquiry-based experiences,” said Dr. Vernon Johnson, president and CEO of Accelerate Learning. “For decades, NYSCI has been creating hands-on, energetic educational experiences where learners can indulge their curiosity and nurture their creativity. From the Design Lab to Maker Space Workshops to Design-Make-Play STEM Institutes, NYSCI has deep expertise in engineering and design, and in creating content and experiences that are engaging for students and teachers alike. We’re delighted to collaborate with a true thought leader in STEM to bring STEMscopes DIVE In Engineering to life.”

“There’s a great synergy between STEMscopes and the types of solutions NYSCI develops. However, one of the things that really drew us to Accelerate Learning was the company’s thoughtful approach to supporting teachers. They not only provide the curriculum and tools to meet teachers where they are now, they provide the embedded support teachers need to continuously improve how they teach STEM,” said Margaret Honey, president and CEO of NYSCI. “Our partnership with Accelerate Learning will result in an engineering curriculum that will be used in schools across the country, and get young students engaged in engineering and design and inventing the future.”

STEMscopes DIVE In Engineering will be part of Accelerate Learning’s award-winning STEMscopes PreK–12 product suite, which is built from the ground up to address the NGSS and today’s state standards. The online, comprehensive, hands-on engineering curriculum for grades 3–8 will be available for the 2017-2018 school year.

For more information, visit acceleratelearning.com or call toll-free 800-531-0864.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

mobile ecosystem

Our mobile devices can pay bills, deposit checks, connect us with friends in faraway places, provide the latest weather forecast, and make light work of an 800-page book. At this point, it seems that the only thing our digital devices can’t do is save the world. But that’s about to change.

In a few short years, a new portable experience will be ready to take on one of our society’s most pressing issues: how to balance the needs of various stakeholders in an ecosystem.

NYSCI’s new mobile application will challenge users to solve problems in a simulated world of playful creatures and vibrant flora. The world will be composed of interconnected ecosystems where players can control the behaviors of creatures to accomplish goals and respond to changes in the health of the habitats. The experience will allow players to work by themselves or join with friends to collaborate or compete.

Funded by the National Science Foundation and the JPB Foundation, the initiative is a collaborative effort between NYSCI, Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, and Design I/O.

The application was recently a part of a White House Fact Sheet listing new commitments to President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative, a bold plan to give every American student the opportunity to learn computer science.

Inspired by NYSCI’s Connected Worlds exhibition, the application will get middle school students using the kinds of computational ideas (sequences, loops, variables, conditionals and events) and models that ecologists use to solve problems in environmental science. The goal is to get kids interested in ecology, and ultimately, to use their brainpower to help save our favorite planet.

 


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1543144.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Gain new perspectives on the exhibits of NSYCI with three super fun Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunts. See what you can discover about eating, moving, and hacking.

Downloads are FREE.
Available for iPhone and Android!
 
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For Apple Products: Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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For Android: Requires 4.1 and up. Android users require a code to download the app. Please contact publicprograms@nysci.org for the code.

Eat
How can cooking and eating be more fun and healthy? Explore NYSCI to learn how food relates to energy and can be used as fuel to do more and better things.
 
Move
Learn about momentum, energy and different forms of transportation, and
discover the causes and effects of movement throughout NYSCI.

Hack
To hack is to be clever and creative, and to make things your own.
Use your ingenuity to see NYSCI in different ways.

Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunts turn any place into an adventure! The thought-provoking clues prompt kids to take photographs, ask questions, perform tricks, tell stories, and document the world and people around them. Along the way kids make discoveries, create art, and get to know people. Our ever-expanding library of scavenger hunts ranges from bedrooms, backyards, and restaurants to museums, zoos, and airports.

Monkey Bar Collective: Monkey Bar Collective is a game design and production company specializing in children’s games. Founders Amy Kraft and Sharon Bilman combined have 30 years experience making games for kids. Monkey Spot is our first homegrown original app.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

interactive award

Our Connected Worlds exhibition has won the 2016 Jackson Hole Science Media Award in the Interactive category. Steve Uzzo, NYSCI’s chief scientist, and Geralyn Abinader, NYSCI’s creative producer, accepted the award at a ceremony held at the Harvard Art Museum in Boston, Mass. on September 21.

Connected Worlds is a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O, a creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive installations, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the premier research lab for social and environmental models and sustainability indicators. The exhibition opened last year and immerses visitors in a digitally rendered experience where their gestures and movements affect the digital environment.

The Jackson Hole Science Media Awards celebrate the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories. This year’s competition saw more than 500 entries competing for 25 special awards. More than 115 international judges screened an aggregated 2100+ hours in order to select the finalist films.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Interactive Finalists

Our Connected Worlds exhibition is a finalist in the Interactive category for the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards, which celebrates the world’s most effective science storytellers and stories.

Connected Worlds is a collaboration between NYSCI, Design I/O, a creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive installations, and Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the premier research lab for social and environmental models and sustainability indicators. The exhibition opened last year and immerses visitors in a digitally rendered experience where their gestures and movements affect the digital environment.

Winners of this year’s awards will be announced on September 21 in Boston, Mass.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Transmissions ebook

Dengue, zika and chikungunya fever mosquito (aedes aegypti) on human skin

Zika, Ebola, West Nile virus. In today’s global, hyper-connected world, identifying emerging diseases requires scientists who not only have the skills and experience to gather evidence and conduct research, but also who have the persistence to continue their research in the face of a variety of obstacles.

Using lessons learned from persistent work done by a veterinary pathologist who helped identify West Nile Virus in 1999, NYSCI is creating an interactive comic ebook for middle school and high school students. The comic book will use a fictional storyline about five 9th graders. They work to investigate a mysterious disease, collect evidence, meet with scientists, and even time travel. The ebook aims to demystify how humans can get diseases that also infect birds and other animals.

The Transmissions ebook will be available to the public in 2018 and is funded by a prestigious Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institutes of Health.

 

This project was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), Grant Number 1R25OD021906-01, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.

Research reported in this publication was supported by the Office Of The Director, National Institutes Of Health of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R25OD021906. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

member open house

On Sunday, June 19 from 11 am – 4 pm, NYSCI members are invited to join us for our Member Open House. The day will be packed with family-friendly activities, including face painting, free access to the Science Playground, Rocket Park Mini Golf and more! Free. For NYSCI members only. Not a member? Become a member and join us for this special day.

SAVE 20% in the Science Shop
During the June 19 Member Open House, you’ll receive an extra member discount — 20% off in the Science Shop.

Preregistration is required. Capacity for some activities is limited. You may bring as many guests as your membership normally admits to the museum.

RSVP: 718-699-0467 or

 

Register Online

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

members reciprocal days

NYSCI members may visit Liberty Science Center for FREE on these special days:

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ. Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the world’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, and a tornado-force wind simulator.

Liberty Science Center is located at:
Liberty State Park
222 Jersey City Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

At Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City.

New York’s most telegenic museum is back on air! Tune in this weekend to see the premiere of Live from the Artists Den featuring a performance by Marina and the Diamonds, recorded last November in the Great Hall. There are three airings in the New York area:

Saturday, April 23 at 11:10 pm on WLIW
Sunday, April 24 at 11:00 pm on WNET/Channel 13
Friday, May 22 at 10 pm on NJTV

Check out the trailer and an extended preview here:
http://artistsden.com/marina/

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

In case you didn’t know it, today is kind of a big deal for the Earth.

Not only is it Earth Day, but leaders of 170 countries are gathering at the United Nations to sign the landmark Paris Agreement. Under the agreement, countries agree to lower their greenhouse gas emissions, which trap heat and contribute to climate change.

At NYSCI, we understand the power of collaboration. In fact, we built an entire exhibition around it.

Connected Worlds, our digital immersive exhibition about sustainability, works best when visitors work together. When you visit, you see people doing what you’d expect them to do when faced with this massive, animated world: smiling, squealing, running from screen to screen, and trying out the various gestures that will plant seeds, chop trees and divert water.

But you often also see something else. A boy showing his mother the proper way to conjure up the digital seeds. A young girl saying to another child that he shouldn’t move that log because the plants on the other side of the room need water.

In Connected Worlds, the digital environments thrive when people work together to keep them healthy. Plants grow, flowers bloom, happy animals dart around the foliage. Collaboration becomes the key to balancing the entire system. In that way, the exhibition is a lot like a certain planet we all know and love.

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

As New Yorkers head to the polls this Tuesday, there are still 5% of Republican voters and 3% of Democratic voters who remain undecided according to a recent poll of likely primary voters. This in spite of a deluge of information, often fueled by data from exit polls and opinion polls at every step and turn of the primary season. Today, the New York Times even took an informal look at which candidate is a true New Yorker, using images of pizza slices to show their ratings on things like accent, attitude, and whether or not they’ve seen the Broadway hit Hamilton.

This election year, one thing is clear: Someone out there is having a lot of fun with math.

And now you can too.

Using our Fraction Mash app, you can take photos of your two favorite presidential hopefuls and merge them into your ideal candidate. Perhaps you like 5/8ths of Clinton’s views, but want to add 3/8ths of Sanders. Or you prefer 5/8th Trump with 3/8th Cruz. You even get to choose what fraction size each piece of your presidential puzzle should be. Maybe you like your puzzle pieces to be big and bold – 1/8 or 1/16 pieces may be best for you. Or maybe you like them small and precise – 1/100 or even 1/625. You decide. The power is in your hands.

So what if you haven’t decided who you’ll vote for on Tuesday. You’re a New Yorker, you’ll figure out what to do. You’re used to deciding among many choices at the last minute – what party to go to, sushi or samosas for dinner, cab or subway, standard deduction or itemized.

You still have a few days to make up your mind about Tuesday’s primary. In the meantime, have some fun with fractions and decide what your ideal presidential candidate would look like. For some of you, that may be the easiest decision you make all month.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

This week, 25 teenagers used digital cameras and tablets to observe and document pollution in Queens. The work is part of a free, weeklong program that uses photography to explore the causes of local pollution and the impacts on climate change. Participants learned basic photography and photo editing skills, and used a free software program called GIMP to design potential solutions to the environmental problems they had identified.

The program, funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, is free and will be offered again during the April school vacation week. Email us for more information.

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Due excessive amounts of snow from the weekend, NYSCI will continue to be closed all day on Monday, January 25.

Tune into our social media: Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram or call in advance at (718) 699-0005 for updates.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development, and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design, Make, Play. The defining characteristics of Design, Make, Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

The new iBook, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, is now available for free on the iBooks store. Based on NYSCI’s Wild Minds exhibition, the iBook explores the cognitive abilities of animals.

The iBook includes interactives, videos and case studies, taking readers on a journey of discovery where they encounter surprising and impressive thinking skills in a variety of animals.

Written by Martin Weiss, Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think is recommended for grades 5 – 12. Download it for free now!