NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

NYSCI Spring for STEM

A President’s Council Leadership Weekend

April 6 & 8, 2017

Exploring the Future of Science & Health


A President’s Council Leadership Weekend.

Day One

Thursday, April 6
5 – 9 pm

Cosmopolitan Club
122 East 66th Street • New York, N.Y.

(business formal dress)
 

RECEPTION

5 pm
 

KEYNOTE

6 pm

A conversation between Harold Varmus and Siddhartha Mukherjee.
 

BOOK SIGNING

7 pm
 

AWARDS DINNER

7:30 pm

Presentation of Design-Make-Play Award

Day Two

Saturday, April 8
11 am – 4 pm

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street • Corona, N.Y.

(casual dress)

A special opportunity to enjoy NYSCI, meet our exhibit developers and learning scientists and see what goes on behind-the-scenes.

  • Construct a 3D-printed prosthetic hand.
  • Engineer devices to perform specific functions with everyday objects.
  • Explore biomedical technologies through Science Fiction, Science Future.
  • Experience BrickFest Live, a Lego festival, in Design Lab.
  • Design and build a custom Lego mini-figure head.

Food and refreshments throughout the day.

Keynote Speakers

Harold Varmus, M.D., is a professor at Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine, and senior associate member of the New York Genome Center. Recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Varmus was previously director of the National Cancer Institute, president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and director of the National Institutes of Health.

He graduated from Amherst College, Harvard University, and Columbia University, and trained at Columbia University Medical Center, the National Institutes of Health, and University of California San Francisco, where he was a faculty member for over two decades.

Author of more than 400 scientific papers and five books, including The Art and Politics of Science, Varmus is a member of the National Academies of Sciences and Medicine, and has served on advisory groups for several academic, governmental, philanthropic and commercial institutions, including as a co-chair of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, and The Laws of Medicine. He is the editor of The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2013.

The Gene: An Intimate History is his latest work–the story of the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans, that governs our form, function, and fate and determines the future of our children.

Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, and a cancer physician and researcher. A Rhodes scholar, he graduated from Stanford University, University of Oxford, and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, and Cell. He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.

About NYSCI

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) is not only the city’s leading hands-on museum in science and technology, it is also a global leader in informal education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). NYSCI transforms the way people think and learn, working closely with children and teachers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

Spring for STEM provides a distinctive platform for presenting critical issues to people interested in science, education, and the cultural and intellectual life of New York. Highlighting various perspectives on STEM learning and creativity, and presented with NYSCI’s unique Design-Make-Play approach, a stimulating conversation that begins in Manhattan will transform into a set of fun and memorable experiences for you and your family.

Learn on day 1 . . . Play on day 2!

Spring for STEM is the signature leadership event of NYSCI’s President’s Council. LEARN MORE

Featured articles & events

exhibits
June 3, 2017 to September 3, 2017 • Free with admission
View photographs by J.J. L’Heureux featuring some of the world’s most amazing creatures.
make
June 3, 2017 • 1:30 – 5 pm
Learn how to use simple materials and digital tools to create your own short animated movies.
3D theater
November 22, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Journey to Space is a celebration of space exploration, a tribute to international cooperation in space research, and a vision toward our near-term future beyond Earth’s orbit.

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