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The Saturday Night Party at MOSI–A Tampa Tour de Force

Hundreds of ASTC Annual Conference participants trekked to Tampa’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) on Saturday night, September 24, for a culinary and cultural immersion into the region’s unique heritage that was surrounded by a wide range of hands-on science and technology learning experiences. In MOSI’s Grand Lobby, the Greek Station drew inspiration from... Read More

ASTC Creativity Garden Minigrants: How ASTC Institutions Got Creative!

Written by Lesley Markham and Wendy Hancock Dancing the engineering process, building and racing drones, and exploring science through storytelling were just a few of the Creativity Garden projects—out of 87 projects supported by ASTC—highlighted in an ASTC 2016 session this morning. With the generous support of Disney, ASTC awarded minigrants to 87 ASTC-member science... Read More

Building the Future

Written by Sean Smith Earlier today, Alex McDowell, an award-winning narrative designer who works at the intersection of design, technology, and storytelling, helped kick off the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference by delivering a keynote address at the Opening Plenary Session in the Tampa Convention Center. In keeping with the “storytelling” aspect of this work, McDowell,... Read More

Congratulations to the 2016 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome its 2016 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—including nine New Fellows and four Alumni Fellows—to the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference in Tampa, Florida. The Fellows are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2016 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their... Read More

Meet the 2016 McGrath Fellows

ASTC’s Global Committee has chosen three recipients of this year’s Lee Kimche McGrath Worldwide Fellowship. Named for ASTC’s first executive director, the Fellowship helps emerging professionals from outside the United States attend ASTC’s Annual Conference. The program has received significant financial support from the Gelfand family, which is supporting the creation of several science centers... Read More