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How do you envision 3D printing finding a place in science centers and museums? Do you already use or have plans for 3D printing?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   “. . . 3D printing and design can electrify various literacies and creative capacities of children in accordance with the spirit of the interconnected, information-based world.” —V. Kostakis, V. Niaros, and C.... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: X3 Productions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada X3 Productions strives to “give more and more people reasons to enter museums.” They create innovative, interactive, and high-quality educational exhibitions. iZone Imaging, Temple, Texas iZone Imaging’s custom high-pressure laminate signage products have been used in public spaces around the world,... Read More

ASTC On Air with… Tim Slingsby

The second edition of ASTC On Air was streamed live online on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. This edition featured Tim Slingsby, advisor on public engagement with science at the British Council. (Watch the recording below) ASTC On Air is a new series in which we interview fascinating individuals outside the museum field who are doing... Read More

Appreciating the Dynamic Process of Scientific Advancement

By Anthony (Bud) Rock A recent report of the (U.S.) Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee contains federal nutritional recommendations indicating that there is now insufficient evidence to substantiate the recommended 300 milligram-per-day limit on cholesterol intake. While the conclusions were met positively by the “foodies” who have struggled to work around such dietary limitations, some characterized... Read More

ASTC Member Profile: Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania – State College, Pennsylvania

Mission: “To provide engaging science experiences which spark creativity, curiosity and imagination.” Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, located in State College, opened in October 2011 after nine years of planning. The museum is devoted to providing a fun, interactive learning environment for children with a special emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.... Read More