The New York Hall of Science: Creativity, Invention and Social Justice from Ford Foundation on Vimeo.

The Ford Foundation has highlighted NYSCI’s work on their website with a special video about the Innovation Institute. This NYSCI program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation, guides local high school students through the process of community research, design and invention over a 15-month period.

The teenagers make observations in the community of Corona, Queens, design a product or solution that would be helpful to the community, and as teams make and build a prototype.

To learn more about this project, view their article here.