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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

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

The Post-Brexit “New Divide” and the Importance of Engaging with Migrants and Refugees

ASTC Chair Linda Conlon, chief executive of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom, electrified the audience during the opening session of the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference on Saturday morning, September 24, at the Tampa Convention Center.  Her warning of a post-Brexit “new divide” and the importance of science centers... 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