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!