Education News


News and Press Releases from the Education Department

  • NYIT teams created blueprints and 3-D models as part of a larger Tech Training Center Competition held earlier this year.

  • Over 300 Students Visit the Space Station with NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

  • Learn about our Long Island STEM Career Expo from a Kellenberg student who attended.

  • Garden City, N.Y. – On Monday, May 19, 2014, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins joined over 500 students participated to celebrate Mars at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Students’ explored microgravity, made their own craters, learned about programming robots, maneuvered through obstacles with a model Mars rover, and more! Each session encouraged participants to learn about the Red Planet and inspired them to explore beyond our atmosphere!

  • Garden City, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 13th from 9:30am-1:00pm the Cradle of Aviation Museum said goodbye to Old Man Winter and celebrated the return of spring with eggs and a year-round phenomenon—gravity! Newton’s Egg is the Cradle of Aviation’s annual Egg Drop Contest. Over 500 students from first to eighth grade participated, each with the hopes of protecting their egg from a two story drop off our balcony. Participating schools included: Marion Street in Lynbrook, Newbridge Road in Bellmore, James Wilson Young Middle School, Holy Family, Bowling Green in East Meadow, and Lawrence Middle School.

  • On Monday, February 10th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, the iConnect Challenge was held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The challenge brought teams of middle school and high school aged students together to design, film, and edit their own video with the goal of promoting mobile device applications for classroom learning.

  • Garden City, N.Y. – At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, in cooperation with the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and Rube Goldberg, Inc; The Cradle of Aviation Museum will host their fourth Annual Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for high school and middle school students to transform everyday materials into wacky innovative machines that take 20 or more steps to accomplish. This year's task - "Zip a Zipper."

  • On November 23, 2013, the Cradle of Aviation hosted its first Soaring Cars Contest. Participants from Kindergarten to 4th grade brought their ideas for a futuristic and aerodynamic car to the Cradle of Aviation Museum and watched them take flight!

  • Garden City, N.Y. – Over 300, 10th and 11th graders will participate in the Long Island S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Career Expo on Monday, November 18th, funded by Bank of America. Company representatives from industries such as aerospace, healthcare, engineering, renewable energy, and more will be on hand to meet with students inspiring them to explore as well as prepare for the careers of tomorrow.

  • Garden City, N.Y. – On Monday, October 21st, the first Teaching with Technology Day was held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.