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The Path Forward

By Cristin Dorgelo I am thrilled to have taken the helm in January as ASTC’s president and CEO, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from, and serve, our members around the world. In my path to this point, I’ve focused on the role of science and technology in solving the grand challenges... Read More

Dimensions, March/April 2018—Not Just for Kids: Engaging Adults in Science

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2018 Attracting adults to science museums and programs presents opportunities and challenges. Considerations include differences in: backgrounds, professions, experience with science, financial situations, availability, and comfort with museum settings—just to name a few. While many science institutions are engaging adults in meaningful ways, some are going the extra mile in providing accessible, relevant science and technology programming. Following are some of the many noteworthy... Read More

ASTC Partners with the March for Science

ASTC is a proud partner of the March for Science. We are looking forward to participating in the 2018 March for Science in Washington, D.C., in support of our shared goals of robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. Many ASTC science centers and museums, and their staff... Read More

Upcoming Workshop—A New Reality: Emerging Technologies for Your Visitors

Click here to register for this limited-enrollment workshop before all the spaces are filled.   ASTC has partnered with Saint Louis Science Center to bring you a two-day workshop, Thursday–Friday, May 3–4, exploring the both the possibilities and the challenges faced when integrating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics... Read More

U.S. Congress Votes for More Science

Early this morning, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, a $1.3 trillion bill that will fund the U.S. government through the end of the current Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which ends on September 30. President Trump signed it shortly thereafter. In a bipartisan effort, members of both the House and Senate soundly... Read More

Five Members Spring Into Digital Learning Day

Five ASTC-member institutions are participating in a rare, day-long, live showcase of distance-learning programs on Tuesday, March 20. Find out more below and discover how you can tune in and join the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Roper Mountain Science Center, University of Nebraska State Museum, and many... Read More

In Memoriam: Jorge Wagensberg

The Association of Science -Technology Centers (ASTC) joins the international community of science centers and museums in remembering Jorge Wagensberg, who passed away on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 69.     Jorge Wagensberg was not only a remarkable physicist, but a visionary in science communication who was able to see the importance... Read More