Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe: Holiday Wishes


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WRAPPING UP 2018: A thank-you message from TSCW 

 

As the year draws to a close, all of us at Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe have begun to reflect on the work that was done in 2018. Thanks to the efforts of our Board, Staff, Volunteers, and Supporters, we continue to march toward our goal of opening a world class museum and science center at Wardenclyffe, site of Nikola Tesla’s last standing laboratory.

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HISTORIC SITE STATUS

A very important milestone was reached this year when Wardenclyffe was placed on the National Historic Register. This designation ensures the preservation of the site and opens up federal tax credits that, along with private donations, will enable us to develop the lab into a global museum and science center. 

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RENOVATIONS ARE UNDERWAY!

We’re pleased to announce that renovations have started on the Tesla laboratory building. Our goal is to demolish attached structures that were constructed after Tesla’s time on the site. A building was removed earlier this year, revealing the east side of the original lab, and one can now see the window arch that was hidden. Two windows on the south side were also recently restored. In early 2019, we intend to start preliminary demolition of other structures, restore the chimney, and install a new roof. This work is made possible through a generous donation by Elon Musk.

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STEM PROGRAMS & EXHIBITS

In 2018 we also continued developing after-school STEM programs, including our Magic with Magnets and Fun with Forces programs which were administered in area elementary schools. It is our goal to expand to more schools next year and eventually offer virtual education programs to schools around the world. TSCW hosted educational exhibits at schools, libraries, and events, including the Long Island Maker Fair, Longwood Fair, Long Island Geek Fest, Doctor Who Convention, Peconic Maker Faire, HOPE convention, and Advanced Energy Conference in New York City hosted by SUNY Stony Brook.

Additionally, TSCW launched a science teacher training program. Our educators worked with Long Island school districts to train teachers on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Due to new Federal and State regulations, teachers must stay current on STEM education trends. TSCW is helping local school districts meet this need, and our goal is to expand the program nationally. Another TSCW program that convened teachers from around the country is Teslamania. Held at Stony Brook University, Teslamania is a physics competition in which educators share their most successful science demonstrations for the classroom.

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EVENTS

Another significant project is Tesla’s Laboratory, a temporary exhibit in California to introduce the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe project to Silicon Valley tech companies, the general public, and students. TSCW also hosted two annual events: the Tesla Birthday Expo and Holiday Lighting, both of which continue to grow and offer Tesla-inspired exhibits, activities, education, and fun for all ages.

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH

Most recently, we launched a new website to provide visitors with an inspiring and informative experience through Tesla-related resources, education, events, programs, and more.

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THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

We are proud to be able to offer you these educational programs, events, initiatives, and resources. None of them would be possible without the help of our supporters, donors, and volunteers. We thank you and wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy, and prosperous new year.

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www.teslasciencecenter.org 

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Support provided by Empire State Development’s I LOVE NEW YORK program under the Market NY initiative.

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