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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Webinar—Rich Learning Opportunities in Facilitated, Open-Ended Exhibits

  On July 12, this webinar explored open-ended exhibits and experiences in informal science settings, the type that offer rich learning experiences with multiple points of entry and multiple outcomes, and how such varied outcomes make it complex to assess what visitors are learning and how to best advance their learning.   Click here to... Read More

Math is Sexy!

The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) is the only museum in the United States focused solely on math. Its mission is to change public perceptions of mathematics by providing engaging, hands-on, exploratory experiences for visitors of all ages. A common misperception is that MoMath is a children’s museum, and it has long been an audience... Read More

Science Rocks!

Harmonious Harbor-mates Great Lakes Science Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is in an enviable position. Situated overlooking North Coast Harbor and Lake Erie, the museum is also next door to what is arguably Cleveland’s most recognizable landmark, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Both museums opened within a year of each other in the... Read More

Q&A with Ellen Stofan: New Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

  Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine. Ellen Stofan, the former chief scientist of NASA, recently accepted the position of John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Stofan spoke with Dimensions about her new role and why the... Read More

Risky Business

By Charlie Trautmann and Dean Briere From Dimensions May/June 2018 Ask a dozen people what “risk” means, and you’re likely to get two dozen answers, or maybe three. That’s because risk, a concept brought into the English language from the French some 400 years ago, is so multifaceted. Why is risk important? It’s because how... Read More

Risk and Reward

By Cristin Dorgelo In this May/June issue of Dimensions, we take a close look at the challenging topic of “risk,” a concept that manifests in all aspects of our lives. As individuals, we regularly face financial, personal, professional, and social risks. As leaders, we seek to manage, share, and distribute risk, while at the same... Read More