ASTC On Air withTim 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

ASTC Member Profile: Terengganu Science & Creativity Centre – Terengganu, Malaysia

Mission: “To attract people’s interest by cultivating their creativity in science and technology throughout life based on Islamic values and cultures.” The Terengganu Science & Creativity Centre (TSCC) in Malaysia opened in 2005 by government of Terengganu. It is a state-run institution under the State Executive council of Education, Science, Technology, and Special Task Committee.... Read More

Upcoming Webinar- After the Bell: Partnering With and Advocating For Afterschool Programs

Looking for ways to partner with afterschool organizations in your community? Want to hear how other members of the ASTC community have developed and used these partnerships? Over the past year, ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance have worked together through our Commitment to Action for the Clinton Global Initiative to foster partnerships between science centers... Read More

ASTC Joins UN Academic Impact Initiative

We are pleased to announce that ASTC has been accepted as a partner in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative. UNAI is a global initiative that aligns higher education institutions with the United Nations (UN) in advancing the UN’s goals through activities and research. As a partner, ASTC will promote the activities of the... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Marc Spiegel’s Einstein Alive! Einstein jumps out of the textbook with Marc Spiegel’s Einstein Alive!, a school assembly program that blends science with history and entertainment. Programs for elementary and middle school students cover everything from how things move to the theory for relativity in a... Read More

Positioning Science Centers and Museums as Regional STEM Conveners: Learning from Carnegie Science Center’s Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development

Join ASTC and leaders at Carnegie Science Center (CSC) in Pittsburgh, PA, on April 21 and 22, 2015, for a 1-1/2-day workshop designed to share an innovative model of STEM education development with science center CEOs and senior staff. Expanding on the successful workshop ASTC and the Carnegie Science Center held in 2012, this event... Read More