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ASTC Seeks ISE Session Proposals for NSTA 2019 Conference

  Call for Session Proposals: ASTC Strand at the 2019 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference Due Date: Monday, May 14   ASTC is currently soliciting proposals for 10 one-hour sessions at the next NSTA National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 11–14, 2019. Proposals are invited from the entire informal science education (ISE)... Read More

Q&A with Caitlin O’Connell Rodwell: Communicating Elephant Science to a General Audience

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine. Caitlin O’Connell Rodwell is a behavioral ecologist at Stanford University and chief executive officer of Utopia Scientific. She is a world-renowned expert on elephants and vibrotactile sensitivity and is using her findings to develop hearing aid technologies for humans. She has given TED... Read More

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

Workshop—A New Reality: Emerging Technologies for Your Visitors

  ASTC partnered with Saint Louis Science Center to present a two-day workshop, Thursday–Friday, May 3–4, exploring both the possibilities and the challenges faced when integrating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics into informal education programs and exhibitions. Inspiration on the Cutting Edge During this hands-on workshop, participants Explored... Read More