Volunteer Ernie Hemphill demonstrates fluorescence


Congratulations to MOST Assistant Director of Programming, Emily Stewart, on receiving her PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in the Cooperative Program in Religion!

Trained as an interdisciplinary American historian, Dr. Stewart’s research has focused variously on technology and communication, human rights, and globalization, using religious movements and groups as a lens through which to understand these issues. She has published on several topics, including the use of digital technologies and the internet by religious groups like the Mormons as well as 20th century religious opposition to war and nuclear technology. Her MA research likewise focused on the history of communications technology, using religious groups as a case study for understanding the acceptance of emerging print and reading technologies over time.



Congratulations to MOST Volunteer of the MonthMint Tienpasertkij, who has been volunteering at the Museum since April 2018! Thank you for your time and dedication!

Why do you volunteer at the MOST?

I want to share my passion for science and technology to those around me and inspire them to pursue their dreams of becoming science and/or technology leaders. MOST is also very close to Pastabilities, one of my favorite restaurants in Syracuse.

What is your favorite part about volunteering?

Working alongside those who put in their very best efforts to educate and inspire young children, being able to use my skills to better society and the Museum, and connecting with new people!

What are your hobbies/interests? Where else have you volunteered or been involved in the community?

In my spare time, I work on DIY projects, whether it be building microcomputers, or building furniture to make life easier around the house, or programming. I’ve also been a mentor on FIRST robotics team, volunteered at another science museum in Portland, OR, and donate to Red Cross whenever I can.

What are your plans for the future?

I want to spend a couple years working in the industry to gain more experience, make more connections, and learn how companies operate. Eventually, I’d like to start my own company/business that involves using technology to help improve people’s lifestyle, develop and research sustainable alternatives to today’s problems – whether they be environmental, economical, or technological.

Sign up and volunteer today!

The MOST is always looking for people who can assist with educational programs and interact with our visitors. Here are some of the benefits you can earn as a volunteer:

  • Free MOST membership to the MOST after serving 100 hours within a 12-month period
  • Invitations to special programs, including occasional IMAX previews
  • Discount on Science Shop purchases
  • The satisfaction of helping the MOST bring science education and entertainment to our community!

If you are interested, please fill out this form.