Design Lab in the News
The Design Lab, a project of NYSCI’s Verizon Center for STEM Learning, was profiled in the May 12 edition of Education Daily, a national publication for education professionals and policymakers. Dorothy Bennett, NYSCI’s director of design-based learning in schools, described the Design Lab as “a place where teachers can think outside the box and take some risks” with a goal of...
Testing the SoundStage
“I learned to embrace the chaos and let the kids have fun,” says Brett Murphy, a student at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. Learning to love the chaos resulted from a day of prototyping at NYSCI for Brett’s thesis project, SoundStage. SoundStage is an ambisonic surround sound mixer. By moving objects around the table, users can pan audio around the room...
NYSCI has been the focus of much media interest over the past month. Just this week, the Daily News reported on the $2 million award we received from Google to launch the Global Science Technology Initiative. Earlier this month, the Daily News also covered the kickoff planning meeting for World Maker Faire 2011. The New York Times featured NYSCI’s Science Playground in an April 15 article about...
Design Jam Accolades
NYSCI’s Chris Lawrence checks in to recap last week’s My Carbon Footprint 3D Design Jam… To mark Earth Day, NYSCI teamed up with the New Youth City Learning Network, The Mozilla Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation, Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors and the National Science Foundation for the first annual Earth Day My Carbon Footprint 3D Design Jam. Seventy-five tweens,...
Hall of Science sees future: $2M award opens way...
The future is clear, bright and green: NYSCI is taking a unique approach in exhibiting the Earth’s health: Nick Hirshon’s article on NYSCI’s plans for our 50th Anniversary exhibit in The Great Hall: Hall of Science sees future: $2M award opens way for 2014 exhibit Nearly a half century ago, the Hall of Science opened at the 1964 World’s Fair with exhibits on...
Remember the secret noodle truck at World Maker... →
New York Hall of Science and Deutsche Bank... →
“I have long admired NYSCI’s imaginative approach to science teaching, so I am delighted to be working with them on this project,” said Kevin Parker, Global Head of Deutsche Bank’s Asset Management division and a member of Deutsche Bank’s Group Executive Committee. “I have complete confidence that they will develop a curriculum that will effectively engage and...
New pics from Verizon Design Lab prototyping:... →
Faire play at brainstorm session for convention:... →
It takes a lot of planning to bring life-sized board games, fire-spitting rides and human chariot races together for one fun-filled weekend in Queens. So the organizers behind World Maker Faire, the September extravaganza at the New York Hall of Science, recently had this year’s first planning meeting. Read...
Know The Number - Home →
Check out Deutsche Bank’s Carbon Counter, on their DB Climate Change Advisors website: “Know The Number.”
My Carbon Footprint takes a student-centric...
Today, NYSCI unveiled a new project to boost climate change education in New York City schools. The two-year project, funded with a grant from Deutsche Bank Climate Change Advisors, is called My Carbon Footprint. It will result in a new set of educator resources as well as a series of student-produced exhibits for the online Virtual Hall of Science, where NYSCI is exploring the educational...
Extraordinary Playgrounds in New York City... →
The Science Playground, designed by BKSK Architects at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, is less fairy tale than futurama. Resembling a colorful Rube Goldberg contraption, with waterworks, the 60,000-square-foot space lets children study the laws of physics while happily submitting to them. “Kids love to get dizzy,” said Sookram Ramsaroop, the hall’s supervisor of visitor interactions. Thus...
Surveys Confirm Enormous Value of Science Museums... →
realcleverscience: This article is of particular interest to me since, as some of you may know, I’ve been involved in informal science education for several years and will be starting a museum studies graduate program this Fall with an emphasis on science museums. (In fact, the beginning of this blog is actually primarily about my trip to Europe where I interned at several science centers.) And,...
realcleverscience asked: As a NYSCI explainer "alumni" pursuing a career in informal science education, I'm pretty psyched to find this blog and thought you might be interested in a recent post of mine: http://realcleverscience.tumblr.com/post/4606155011/surveys-confirm-enormous-value-of-science-museums
Ari @ RCS
Ari @ RCS