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NYU Hosts Science Education Innovators Day, Sun. Jan 24-Promoting Science Education for All

January 21, 2010
N-209, 2009-10


Participants Include NYU President John Sexton; NASA Astronaut Lee Morin; Cisco Senior VP Carlos Dominguez; NY Hall of Science CEO Margaret Honey and more

Note to assignment editors: The event will feature inspiring testimonials to Jhumki Basu, a science educator and activist who died of cancer in 2008 at age 31. The event will also feature, at 4 p.m., a science fair expo featuring original research by high school students from NYC public schools as well as a display of materials from NASA shuttle missions.

New York University will host the “Science Education Innovators Day” on Sunday, January 24 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., bringing together teachers, educators, researchers, policymakers, and science enthusiasts to launch the new Jhumki Basu Foundation and its initiatives to bring science alive for children and youth through innovative teaching and outreach. The symposium will be held at the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Student Life, 60 Washington Square South (at LaGuardia Place) in Greenwich Village. [Subways: A, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street].

The event is open to the public, although pre-registration is required. To register,click here. Reporters interested in attending should contact Tim Farrell at the NYU Office of Public Affairs at 212.998.6797 or by email at

The Sci-Ed Innovators Symposium will bring together leading educational, government, and corporate organizations with the science education community to explore how the visionary ideas of the late science educator and social activist Jhumki Basu can help transform science teaching and learning in urban schools. Speakers include NYU president John Sexton; NASA astronaut Lee Morin; Cisco Systems senior vice president Carlos Dominguez, NY Hall of Science CEO and president Margaret Honey, as well as teachers, students, and representatives from the NYC Department of Education.

The event will culminate at 4 p.m. with a reception featuring a New York City high schools science expo. For a complete program, visit the website.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Type: Press Release

Jhumki Basu getting a kiss from a trained dolphin at Marathon Key, Fl, Thanksgiving, 2008

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