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Less than two weeks after the City Planning Commission approved the expansion plan for the Hall of Science, founding President, John Dunning, stepped down from the Board and was succeeded by IBM’s chief scientist,Emanuel Piore.

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Born in Lithuania, Piore came to the US at age nine. He graduated University of Wisconsin-Madison and went to work at RCA before becoming the first civilian to head the Office of Naval Research.

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Read more about the history of NYSCI in the NYSCI Archives.