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This summer, five college students will interact with NYSCI visitors as part of the Maker Education Initiative’s Maker Corps program. The students will collaborate in NYSCI’s Maker Space, assisting visitors with new activities that will be prototyped and refined for use in this year’s summer camps. They will also work on their own individual maker projects. By providing maker-oriented jobs, the Maker Corps program aims to expand the network of maker mentors, expose more people to making, and provide career skills to college students interested in making.

NYSCI is one of only 34 organizations throughout the country participating in the program, which was highlighted by the White House as a program that increases opportunities for STEM participation. To date, NYSCI’s Maker Corps members have prototyped mold making activities and worked on sonic mosquito repellent kits.

Stop by NYSCI’s Maker Space to see what they’ll be working on next!

World Maker Faire New York, September 21 - 22, 2013

Early Bird tickets on sale until July 31

Get ‘em cheap and apply to be a Maker! See you in September.

Teaching STEM the fun way: by tinkering. TASC’s ExpandEd is calling all teacher-tinkerers: make your science-technology-engineering-math curriculum stand out. Workshops will be held at NYSCI this August. Happy tinkering!

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This Just in!!  All the AWESOMENESS that happened here as part of the Learning Labs Pop-up on Saturday 2/16 as seen through the eyes of Explainer TV.  

Mike Wilson and his team of Explainers not only had a cool digital pic station at the Pop-up, but they were running around taking videos and pics of all the happy people.  YEAH!!

Maker Space Pop Up was a success! Til we meet again …

Throughout December, NYSCI’s Maker Space will be bustling with “Cardboard Creations.” Using cardboard and tape, design, make and build your own arcade games. This program was inspired by 9-year-old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. Free with NYSCI admission.

(Source: explainers-nysci)

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Long Island City’s own Circus Warehouse returns for their second Maker Faire, featuring wow-inducing feats of aerial artistry. The Warehouse is NYC’s only professional-level circus training facility with a faculty that includes circus legends, Oympic athletes, Broadway veterans and prime movers of the Nouveau Cirque community. At Maker Faire, you can watch… and maybe even try a few flips of your own (no previous flying experience necessary.)
 

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Long Island City’s own Circus Warehouse returns for their second Maker Faire, featuring wow-inducing feats of aerial artistry. The Warehouse is NYC’s only professional-level circus training facility with a faculty that includes circus legends, Oympic athletes, Broadway veterans and prime movers of the Nouveau Cirque community. At Maker Faire, you can watch… and maybe even try a few flips of your own (no previous flying experience necessary.)

 

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - The Power Racing Series makes its NYC debut at NYSCI, with teams from across the country racing power wheels cars that they’ve stripped down and rebuilt using open source technology and tools. The catch? The budget for the build can’t exceed $500.

Like all great Maker projects, it’s wild and it’s educational. Encouraging people to try something new and making engineering accessible to kids and grown-ups alike, the Power Racing Series is just one of more than 400 projects, presentations and participatory activities happening at World Maker Faire at NYSCI on September 29-30.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Hand-painted, utilitarian, durable, individualized. Belle Helmets have as much character as the cyclists who don them.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Hand-painted, utilitarian, durable, individualized. Belle Helmets have as much character as the cyclists who don them.

See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.