This year, they designed, built, and tested their tall towers. During the event, fifth to eighth grade students were placed in small, mixed-age design teams, mentored by engineers and architects from some of the city’s leading firms. Each team used math and science concepts to design their towers to support as much weight and using as little raw material as possible. Each team’s structure had to be at least 30 inches high, with a flat surface at least 30 inches above the base that was used to hold weight. Each structure’s efficiency (live load / dead load) was tested until failure. Click here to see how the day unfolded.
This year’s Benefit was held at The High Line Hotel on Monday, 7 May, 2018. Click here to view photos.
Do you have a passion for teaching? The Salvadori Center seeks a full time educator to facilitate instruction of our programs in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Those with teaching experience or a background in architecture or engineering is not required, but preferred. A passion for teaching our subject matter is required. Click here to view the application. Position has been filled!
The Salvadori Center seeks an Education Director to implement and oversee Salvadori’s educational programming ~ including in-school, after-school, and professional development programs, as well as family and community workshops. The successful candidate will be a team player, an organized and effective manager with strong creative and critical thinking skills. Click here to view the application. Position has been filled!
Due to a generous grant from The Pinkerton Foundation the Salvadori Center is able to provide dynamic, collaborative, project-based programs FREE of charge to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) community centers across all 5 boroughs of New York City. Participating students will develop vital 21st skills ~ collaboration, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. As they explore how the built environment ~ buildings, bridges, and skateparks, etc. ~ they see how math and science are a part of their lives. The application is short and simple: click here to view the application. Application deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, 11 August 2017.
Do you have a passion for teaching? The Salvadori Center seeks a full time educator to facilitate instruction of our programs here in New York City. Those with teaching experience or a background in architecture or engineering is not required, but preferred. A passion for teaching our subject matter is required. Click here for more information. All full-time positions have been filled! For more info on the new part-time positions, see above.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Salvadori’s Annual Cocktail Benefit!
Salvadori Summer programs start 11 July 2017 and go through 18 August 2017. The deadline to reserve a program is Friday, 16 June 2017. Book today! Salvadori Summer programs are (12) 90-minute sessions, offered 2x a week for (6) weeks, typically serve 20-25 students, and cost $7,260. Discounts are available for multiple classes. To view program topics, see our 2016-2017 Program Flyer.
On July 6th & 7th 2017, at our annual Kathleen Grimm Memorial Teacher Training Institute, educators will acquire the skills to incorporate project-based learning into their own classrooms. The structure of the 2-day program will pulse between small group work and the entire group sharing expertise, creating a lively atmosphere that promotes in-depth learning. Using New York City’s iconic architecture as a backdrop, participants will review project-based pedagogies that can enhance students’ critical thinking and collaboration skills for college and career-readiness ~ preparing them for the 21st century workforce. Click here to apply for a scholarship, and click here for full-priced registration.