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2010 ASTC Leading Edge Awards announced

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards are presented annually to ASTC members and/or their employees in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments that not only enhance the performance of their own institutions, but also significantly advance the mission of science-technology centers and museums. This following awards were presented on October 2, 2010.

Leading Edge Award for Business Practice
Partnering with others @COSI: Creating a Center of Science in the community, COSI, Columbus, Ohio

Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience (small center)
Construction Zone, Omaha Children’s Museum, Nebraska

Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience (large center)
Expedition Health, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colorado,
and Portal to the Public, Pacific Science Center, Seatlle, Washington

Leading Edge Award for Experienced Leadership in the Field
Ann Fumarolo, president and CEO, Sci-Port, Louisiana’s Science Center, Shreveport

To see all the Leading Edge Award nominees, please visit the ASTC YouTube channel.

About the image: Ann Fumarolo (right) accepts the Leading Edge Award for Experienced Leadership in the Field from Marti Cortez.