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Backgrounders, reports, and news releases by and about ASTC are posted here in order of release. Members of the media are invited to contact the Office of Communications with inquiries about individual ASTC members and the science center and museum field as a whole:

Larry Hoffer
Chief of Staff
Association of Science-Technology Centers
818 Connecticut Avenue, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20006-2734
U.S.A.
(202) 783-7200 x 114
lhoffer@astc.org

2014

 
2013 ASTC Science Center Statistics
Release date - July 2014
2013 Science Center Statistics
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Science Center and Museum Programs Endorsed in White House Maker Faire, Presidential Proclamation on Maker Movement
Release date - June 2014
White House Maker Faire
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ASTC joins STEM Mentoring Initiative "Million Women Mentors"
Release date - January 2014
MWM Partnership
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2013

 
Over 1,500 Science Center Leaders to Gather in Albuquerque for ASTC Annual Conference
Release date - October 2013
ASTC Annual Conference
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About ASTC and Science Centers
Release date - October 2013
About ASTC
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2012 ASTC Science Center Statistics
Release date - July 2013
2012 Science Center Statistics
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ASTC Announces 2013 Roy L. Shafer
Leading Edge Award Recipients

Release date - July 2013
2013 Leading Edge Awards
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ASTC Research: Total On-site Attendance, 2002–2011
Release date - March 2013
ASTC 10-Year Attendance Report
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2012

 
Five Honored with ASTC Leading Edge Awards
Release date - October 2012
2012 Leading Edge Awards
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National Writing Project and ASTC Receive National Science Foundation Grant to Develop Integrated Science and Literacy Program
Release date - October 2012
National Writing Project
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Over 1,500 Science Center Leaders to Assemble in Columbus for ASTC Annual Conference
Release date - October 2012
ASTC Annual Conference
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U.S. Conference of Mayors Recognizes Science Centers
Release date - July 2012
USCOM Recognizes Science Centers
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2011 ASTC Science Center Statistics
Release date - June 2012
2011 Science Center Statistics
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Rio+20 film showcases worldwide movement of science centres and museums to engage public with the environment
Release date - June 2012
Rio+20 Film Press Release
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ASTC, Fiocruz, FEMSA Foundation Highlight International Youth Involvement in Global Issues
Release date - June 2012
SCEnaRioS Press Release
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The ASTC "Energy Literacy" Project: A Sample of Current Science Center Offerings Worldwide
Release date - May 2012
ASTC Member Energy Projects Current Offerings
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Anthony (Bud) Rock Testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies
Release date - March 2012
A. Rock Testimony to L-HHS-ED Subcommittee
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Anthony (Bud) Rock Testimony submitted to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Release date - March 2012
A. Rock Testimony to CJS Subcommittee
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Noyce Leadership Institute Announces New Fellows
Release date - February 2012
2012 NLI Announcement
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2011

 
ASTC Honors Colin Johnson with Fellow Award
Release date - October 2011
2011 Fellow Award
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Seven Honored with ASTC Leading Edge Awards
Release date - October 2011
2011 Leading Edge Awards
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ASTC Input for NGA Governors Guide on STEM Education: Recommendations and Examples
Release date - June 2011
ASTC Input for NGA
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ASTC, ULC Selected for $4M in IMLS and MacArthur Funding
Release date - May 2011
Learning Labs Announcement
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2010 ASTC Science Center Statistics
Release date - May 2011
2010 Science Center Statistics
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Noyce Leadership Institute Announces New Fellows
Release date - March 2011
2011 NLI Announcement
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Testimony of Anthony F. (Bud) Rock Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
Release date - March 2011
A. Rock Testimony on FY 2012
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Statement on Anti-Museum Amendments to
H.R. 1

Release date - February 2011
Statement on H.R. 1
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2010

 
Five Honored with ASTC Leading Edge Awards
Release date - October 2010
2010 Leading Edge Awards
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2009 ASTC Science Center Statistics
Release date - August 2010
2009 Science Center Statistics
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2009

 
Anthony (Bud) Rock Becomes New CEO
Release date - December 2009
New CEO Announcement
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Six Honored with ASTC Leading Edge Awards
Release date - November 2009
2009 Leading Edge Awards
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ASTC Honors Bonnie VanDorn with Fellow Award
Release date -
October 2009
2009 Fellow Award
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Science Center Leaders to Attend ASTC Annual Conference in Fort Worth
Release date - October 2009
ASTC Annual Conference
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Science Center History
Release date - August 2009
Science Center History
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Largest U.S Science Centers 2008
Release date - January 2009
Science Centers 2008
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Science Center Highlights
Release date - January 2009
Science Center Highlights
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2008

 
Six Honored with ASTC Leading Edge Awards
Release date - October 2008
2008 Leading Edge Awards
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ASTC Honors Dennis Wint with Fellow Award
Release date -
October 2008
2008 Fellow Award
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Science Center Leaders to Attend ASTC Annual Conference in Philadelphia
Release date - October 2008
ASTC Annual Conference
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2007

 
Six Honored with ASTC Leading Edge Awards
Release date - November 2007
2007 Leading Edge Awards
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Ontario Science Centre CEO Elected ASTC President
Release date - October 2007
Lewis Announcement
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NSF Funds New Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education
Release date - October 2007
CAISE Announcement
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Science Center Leaders to Attend ASTC Annual Conference in Los Angeles
Release date - October 2007
ASTC Annual Conference
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Science Center Leadership in the
United States: Report on an ASTC/Noyce Foundation Study

Release date - March 2007
Science Center Leadership
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2006

 
ASTC Honors Four with Leading Edge Awards
Release date -
October 2006
2006 Leading Edge Awards
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ASTC Honors Dennis Schatz with Fellow Award
Release date -
October 2006
2006 Fellow Award
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Science Center Leaders to Attend ASTC Annual Conference in Louisville
Release date -
October 2006
ASTC Annual Conference
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ASTC Honored by National Science Board
Release date -
April 2006
Honored by National Science Board
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ASTC Global Warming Initiative
Release date -
March 2006
Global Warming Initiative
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