NYSCI President and CEO to Speak at the Sci-Ed Innovators Symposium
Queens, N.Y. —Dr. Margaret Honey, President and CEO of the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), will be a featured presenter at the Sci-Ed Innovators Symposium, sponsored by New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. The symposium will launch the new Jhumki Basu Foundation and its initiative to bring science alive for children and youth through innovative teaching and outreach. Dr. Honey will speak about the importance of collaboration among New York City science institutions, as well as highlight some new initiatives being developed at NYSCI to support teachers.
“I am honored to be presenting at the first Sci-Ed Innovators Symposium,” said Dr. Honey. “Science education needs innovative ideas and collaboration between the private and public sectors to ensure fresh and exciting approaches to teaching. It is fitting that Sreyashi Jhumki Basu would be the catalyst for this work.”
Sreyashi Jhumki Basu was a former associate professor in NYU’s Steinhardt Department of Teaching and Learning who died of breast cancer in 2008. The Sci-Ed Innovators Symposium will bring together leading educational, governmental and corporate organizations with the science educational community to explore how Basu’s visionary ideas can help transform science teaching and learning in urban public schools. Speakers will include representatives from NASA, Cisco, Ashoka, and NYC Public Schools.
The free event will be held on January 24 from 2 – 5 pm at the Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life on the NYU campus in Washington Square, New York City. Advance registration is required. Attendees may RSVP online at http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/conference/science/.