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community engagement
NYSCI Awarded $2.8 Million to Expand Playground Physics

NYSCI has received a federal grant of $2.8 million from the Education Innovation and Research Program (EIR) of the U.S. Department of Education to expand the use of Playground Physics.

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activities & events
ReMake the Holidays Press Release

NYSCI's annual holiday festival, ReMake the Holidays, features activities that will inspire families to make unique creations out of reused paper and fabric.

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GingerBread Lane Press Release

More than 1,300 gingerbread houses will be on display at NYSCI from November 10, 2018 – January 21, 2019. The record-holder for the Guinness World Records largest gingerbread village, GingerBread Lane is made entirely of gingerbread, royal icing and candy.

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Civil Engineering Day
February 18
12 – 4 pm

Learn about civil engineering through interactive games, construction challenges, and hands-on activities presented by the metropolitan section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Engineering Week
February 18 to February 22
12 – 4 pm

Those activities continue from February 19 - 22, when you can join NYSCI Explainers and engineering partners from NYU's Tandon School of Engineering for a week of learning about new areas of engineering and what current engineering students are researching.

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Prototype Lab
February 23
10 am – 5:30 pm

Prototype new design and engineering ideas for activities in Design Lab.

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Make It: Penguin Pals
February 23
1:30 – 5 pm

Learn how to hand sew and make your own stuffed penguin.

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Featured News

NYSCI's newest computational thinking app, The Pack, featured at the 2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival.
40 students from Corona, Queens attended an innovative new after-school program, Creative Computing Academy, to learn digital skills and explore computer science in a fun and creative informal learning environment.
community engagement
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.

More from NYSCI

3D theater
February 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018
A breakthrough look at a secret world within the ocean that is perhaps the biggest story of all – that the smallest life in the sea is the mightiest force on which we all depend.
3D theater
September 1, 2018 to July 31
From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and shows how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways.
May 11, 2018 • 5:30 – 8 pm
Join us for our 3rd annual STEM Career Expo to learn about the wide range of careers in STEM.

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