Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Meet special effects, artists, and technologists, while participating in hands-on activities and exploring the science of creepy.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Learn how to engage your students using video games at this free, two-day program. NYSCI staff will demonstrate how to use a free web-based resource, Gamestar Mechanics, to build systems thinking and 21st century skills, and to create a motivation for STEM learning.

Correlations to computer science standards and NYC Science Scope & Sequence standards will be made.

Course is held on July 6 – 7 from 9 am – 3 pm. Lunch will be provided.

 

STEM Learning Through Video Game Design is made possible through the generous support of Gary B. Pillersdorf, Esq. and the Seth Sprague Educational and Charitable Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

View photographs by J.J. L’Heureux featuring some of the world’s most amazing creatures. The portraits feature the faces of unique birds and mammals from Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and its islands. Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates.

 

Image: King Penguin, Macquarie Island, Australia
Photo by JJ L’Heureux

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

This week, 25 teenagers used digital cameras and tablets to observe and document pollution in Queens. The work is part of a free, weeklong program that uses photography to explore the causes of local pollution and the impacts on climate change. Participants learned basic photography and photo editing skills, and used a free software program called GIMP to design potential solutions to the environmental problems they had identified.

The program, funded by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, is free and will be offered again during the April school vacation week. Email us for more information.

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Distinguished Leadership Award
Bob Greifeld
Chief Executive Officer, Nasdaq

Bob Greifeld assumed leadership of Nasdaq in 2003, when the company’s primary business was operating one equity market in the United States. Today, Nasdaq is a leading participant in the exchange and technology sector, delivering trading, listing, intelligence and public company services across six continents.

Bob has led Nasdaq through a series of complex, innovative acquisitions that have extended the company’s footprint across the world. Nasdaq owns and operates 26 markets, one clearinghouse and five central securities depositories across the United States and Europe. Its technology drives more than 70 marketplaces worldwide.

Bob holds a master’s in business from New York University, and a bachelor’s in English from Iona College. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City, and chairman of the USA Track & Field Foundation.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

NYSCI is bringing the joy of science to everybody.

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

Anthony Negron, manager of digital programming at NYSCI, shares his experience at this year’s Digital Media and Learning Conference. 

Due to the generosity of The New York Community Trust and the Hive Digital Media Learning Fund, I was able to attend this years Digital Media and Learning Conference in Los Angeles, California. There was a vast assortment of panel sessions and workshops to choose from and I want to highlight some key insights that I was able to walk away with.

One of the first panel sessions I went to was called The Open Show: Connected Learning Without Expensive Acronyms. This session was presented in an engaging, talk show format. A great tool that was shared is http://connectedlearning.tv/case-studies. On this site you can learn about what connected learning is and its six core principles, and review various case studies showing real-world applications. One of the main ideas I walked away with is how connected learning allows your students the ability to feel empowered and address their specific interests in a setting that allows students to learn from each other. This is something we are really excited to implement in our upcoming #TinkerTech program that will start on August 17.

Another session I attended opened with an anecdote from panelist member Sam Dyson, who said he remembered how deeply transformative it was for him when he realized that something he had learned in one class actually connected to something he learned in another class. This session was entitled Blurring Boundaries By Design and it had some amazing people leading the conversation including my mentor and former NYSCI supervisor, Chris Lawrence. Much of the conversation focused around education ecosystems and how improvements could be made when stronger relationships are built among those directly and indirectly involved in educating young people. There were some really amazing takeaways from this session and it helped cement the importance of ourGirls First Digital Studio curriculum that is currently facilitated across multiple sites in New York City including Girl Scouts of Greater NYC, CodorDojo, Sports & Arts in School Foundation and The Parks Department Computer Resource Center. Establishing this network of educators has allowed NYSCI the ability to spread its program to diverse students in New York and learn best practices for facilitating effective design-based learning curriculum to students of different backgrounds.

Something that I truly enjoyed from attending this conference were the Ignite Talks, which can be described as rapid-fire presentations by organizations who shared the amazing work they are doing with youth. There were representatives from the Harry Potter Alliance, ENGage and The Dream Defenders, to name a few. Hopefully at next year’s conference, NYSCI will be a part of the Ignite Talks sharing our#TinkerTech, C3: Collect, Construct, Change and Girls First Digital Studio programs!

 

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

NYSCI is looking for volunteer models for a video and photo shoot on Saturday, June 20 from 11 am – 2 pm. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to participate. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP via the online form below.

From 11 am – noon, photos will be taken by a professional photographer throughout the LEGO fan festival, Brick Fest Live. Photos will be used by NYSCI for a variety of purposes including advertising, website, print pieces, and display screens within the museum. They may also be sent to members of the media for use in their publications or websites.

From noon – 2 pm, we will be filming in our upcoming exhibition, Connected Worlds. The footage will be used for NYSCI YouTube videos and for the NYSCI website.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

NYSCI is looking for volunteer models for a photo shoot on Sunday, June 7 from 2 – 3:30 pm. Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to participate. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer in some of the Science Playground’s most popular exhibits, including the slides, giant spider web, sandbox area, and the timber climb area. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP via the online form below.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

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NYSCI is looking for volunteer models for a photo shoot on Thursday, June 4. (Class is not in session on June 4 for New York City public school students.) Kids of all ages and their parents are welcome to participate. Photos will be used for NYSCI advertising campaigns, the NYSCI website, print publications, enewsletters, and for newspaper, magazine and TV requests. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer in some of NYSCI’s most popular exhibits. You can sign up for a one-hour session or all three sessions if you like! If you are interested in participating, please RSVP via the online form below.

 

 

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

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NYSCI has received the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.

NYSCI received the honor due to its many programs that impact the community, including NYSCI Neighbors, a multifaceted initiative that engages more than 16,000 local participants, and the Science Career Ladder, a program that employs high school and college students to engage visitors on the museum’s floor.

“STEM literacy is immensely important, from living effectively in an increasingly technological world to securing our nation’s future economic growth and competitiveness,” said Margaret Honey, NYSCI’s president and CEO. “At NYSCI, we offer a number of programs and experiences that inspire the youth in our local community to learn about STEM subjects and encourage them to pursue careers in these fields. Receiving the National Medal for our work is a great honor and a significant milestone in our journey to transform STEM learning.”

First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to NYSCI’s President and CEO, Margaret Honey, and our own Design Lab resident, Maria Cortes Ruiz at a ceremony at the White House on May 18. You can watch the video below.  The presentation to NYSCI begins at 15:15.

You can read more about NYSCI and the other award recipients in this brochure from IMLS.

Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

 

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Background

Since its founding at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair, the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) has inspired millions of people—children, teachers, and families– by offering creative, participatory ways to learn and encouraging people to explore their curiosity and nurture their creativity. Located in Queens, the most ethnically diverse county in the country, NYSCI welcomes 500,000 visitors each year and serves thousands more through outreach in schools, teacher professional development and participation in a variety of public events and research initiatives.

NYSCI is a leader in the science museum field, recognized for its highly regarded exhibitions, programs, and products, all of which are informed by strategies of engagement called Design-Make-Play. The defining characteristics of Design-Make-Play — open-ended exploration, imaginative learning, personal relevance, deep engagement, and delight — are the ingredients that inspire passionate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learners. NYSCI engages diverse communities of learners, particularly young people, in STEM, by fostering the excitement of self-directed exploration and by tapping into the joy of learning intrinsic in young people’s play. Our transformative model for STEM exploration invites broad participation and makes engagement and learning irresistible.

NYSCI has approximately 120 full-time and over 180 part-time staff members.

About the Position

These young girls have worked very diligently to show that they have an amazing ability to not only design, but impress everyone with their projects. These digital designers are part of Girls First Studio and Girl Scouts NYC. They have been using the New World Studio platform to help them create their awesome designs.

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