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ASTC 2016 Business Meeting

Earlier today, ASTC president and CEO Anthony (Bud) Rock and ASTC Board of Directors chair Linda Conlon formally opened and led the business meeting portion of the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference at the Tampa Convention Center. Conlon began the meeting by “recognizing the leaders in the field for their service” and promising to share some... Read More

Live Demo Hour

The Live Demo Hour started with a bang, then highlighted science, technology, engineering, art, and math through demonstrations, drama, and music. Miss the show? Want to experience it again? Check out the photo slideshow and videos below. Thank you to all the presenters! Eddie Goldstein, Boulder, Colorado Dustin McMullen and William Milec, Museum of Science... Read More

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