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President’s Council

Channel your passion for STEM into becoming a member of this special group that annually supports NYSCI’s critical mission.


NYSCI President’s Council

As New York’s premier science center, NYSCI is committed to empowering the public to use science, technology, engineering, and math to tackle complex 21st century challenges. Our approach to learning prepares young, diverse global citizens by building their confidence and competency, and encouraging pursuit of careers in STEM fields.

Join us! If you are passionate about STEM, consider becoming a member of this dynamic network of individuals that are passionate about NYSCI’s mission and are committed to ensuring STEM learning is equitable and accessible for all. The President’s Council cares deeply about NYSCI’s mission and provides crucial support that allows the museum to thrive and serve as a laboratory for learning,

a training ground for diverse young scientists, and an anchor for members of our community to engage with creative STEM learning experiences.

Annual membership begins at $5,000 and members are entitled to a host of benefits including a salon of invitation-only events with distinguished STEM leaders, unlimited guest passes to NYSCI, insider access to exhibits, and much more.

For more information, please contact presidentscouncil@nysci.org, or call 718-595-9179.


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“Through my time in the program I received professional support that I didn’t have before and came to understand that my opinions, ideas and experiences have value.”
—Daisy Tetecatl, Senior Explainer

The Science Career Ladder has served over 4,000 young Explainers — 95% have gone on to college, with 70% declaring majors in STEM. Your membership is helping create pathways to STEM careers for diverse youth.

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“NYSCI renews my passion and excitement for teaching science.”
—NYC Third Grade Teacher

NYSCI enhances the STEM learning experience through our distinct Design Make Play approach by serving 3,000+ teachers and 100,000+ students annually through professional development, field trips, camps, and after school programs. Your membership is helping us engage students and teachers.

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“This exhibit makes me feel like I have SUPERPOWERS!”
—10-year-old, upon visiting Connected Worlds — an award-winning exhibition on sustainability science

Support from our members funds a design work who create thoughtful exhibitions that invite all visitors to Design, Make and Play. Your membership helps build and sustain innovative exhibitions.

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Spring for STEM

Our 8th annual Spring for STEM event featured a conversation about urban environmental resilience and equity between Eric Sanderson, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City, and Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability at the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection, with Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times as moderator.

Click here for event photos.




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Vice Chairs


Alyson and John Archer
Charles and Trudy Craig
Rob Davis and Caroline Curry
Nicholas and Anita Donofrio
Anna M. Ewing and John Capotosto
Joseph R. Ficalora
Michael B. Freedman
Jim and Barb Korein
Martin Kupferberg and Susan Lorin
René Lammers
Mary Jane and George McCartney
Peter N. Rigby
Linda Sanford
Sara Lee and Axel Schupf
Steve and Amy Thogmartin
Lisa Thomas
Melissa Vail and Norman Selby
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III



John E. Abele
Scott and Rosemary Becchi
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Albert and Caryn Bunshaft
Simon and Esther Chan
John Chee
David and Pamela Christman
Michael J. Critelli
Neil de Crescenzo
Atul Dubey
Seth Dubin and Barbara Field
James and Ann Firestone
Stuart Fischer and Jeanette Mall
Mickey Friedman
Dario Gil
Edward and Deborah Horowitz
Riten Jaiswal and Michele Samuelsen-Jaiswal
Mark and Ina Kupferberg
Larisa and Michael Leventon
Louis Modano
Sudhir Nair
Michelle Neal
Margaret Pastel and Steve Hoover
Susan M. Puglia
Jane Safer
Stephen and Maxine Sands
Cecily Cannan Selby
Anil Shrivastava and Namita Luthra
Jonathan Spielman
Jeanne M. Sullivan
Minerva Tantoco
Jessica Traynor
Ian Trombley
Tim Tynan
Anthony and Margo Viscusi
Michael Zigman