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Policy Alert: Sign ASTC Letter Requesting Changes in U.S. Federal STEM Education Priorities (November 9 Deadline)

Please help ASTC demonstrate the largest possible level of support for these modifications to the U.S. Secretary of Education’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs. Add your institution’s name to the letter below by Thursday, November 9, so that ASTC and its Public Policy Committee can deliver it to the U.S. Department... Read More

Your Biggest Takeaway from ASTC 2017

With all the carefully designed professional development and networking opportunities available at the 2017 ASTC Annual Conference, participants can choose their own unique paths of engagement. Here’s what some are getting out of their time in San Jose: If you wonder how conference participants describe the ASTC Conference experience incredibly briefly: Read More

Live Demo Hour 2017

The Live Demo Hour again wowed a pack crowd in the Exhibit Hall, with demonstrations from a variety of ASTC members. If you missed it—or just want to relive it all over again—we captured abbreviated (very) and full versions for you. Thanks again to Eddie Goldstein, who has hosted this event at ASTC Annual Conferences... Read More

Opening Keynote Presentation

Brendan Iribe is the co-founder and vice president of PC VR at Oculus, where he oversees engineering and product development for Rift, Oculus Research, and computer vision. Oculus is a subsidiary of Facebook. He has long and strong ties to the science center and museum field and recently co-founded the Virtual Science Center, a Silicon... Read More

Meet the 2017 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is pleased to welcome its 2017 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—13 nine New Fellows and three Alumni Fellows—to this year’s conference in San Jose, California. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2017 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills.... Read More

Fellowships Available for Science Centre World Summit

The Science Centre World Summit 2017 (SCWS 2017) has just announced an exciting fellowship program for the upcoming meeting, in Tokyo November 15–17. Click here for more information and to download the application, which is due by Monday, October 2. Please share this opportunity with colleagues who may be interested. The SCWS 2017, hosted by Miraikan—National... Read More

Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving Gender Equality

During International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10, a new Girls: STEM-SDG Marathon will highlight how women and girls are using science to help achieve the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the course of the day—across 30 global time zones—the marathon will showcase interviews with these amazing people who are working... Read More

Hurricane Irma and ASTC Members

  Updated Saturday, September 23 Fewer than two weeks after Hurricane Harvey hurtled into Houston and the surrounding region, Hurricane Irma is pounding the Caribbean and marching up Florida. ASTC is in touch with some member institution in the region, though many are now without power, phone lines, or mobile phones. Most institutions prepared for... Read More