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ASTC on Air with Cristin Dorgelo

“ASTC on Air” spoke with Cristin Dorgelo, the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, during her first official week on the job.     Listen in, meet Cristin and find out more about common themes she heard at the 2017 ASTC Annual Conference and at the Science Centre World... Read More

Call for Proposals Open for #ASTC2018 Preconference “Intensives”

ASTC is requesting proposals for a new type of preconference workshop called “Intensives,” which will be held in advance of the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut. Created, designed, and delivered by experts in the field, these full-day, in-depth professional development opportunities offer a chance for conference attendees to participate in focused learning experiences along occupational... Read More

Happy New Year

Best Wishes for an Astronomically Successful 2018 From the Association of Science-Technology Centers   The bright red spot is a star that is full of surprises. Called IRAS 19312+1950, it has characteristics of a very young star and a very old star. Scientists believe the object is a newly forming protostar, which was unexpected because... Read More

Three Years in the Making, the World Biotech Tour Ambassador Delegation Meets in Japan

“I’ve just go to the airport, and am looking forward to seeing all of you =)=)” “On my way to Tokyo! See you soon!!” “[I’m bringing] Portuguese treats for you guys” As more of these messages and photos from the World Biotech Tour (WBT) ambassadors began to populate the group’s WhatsApp chat thread everyone started... Read More

A Summit on Women in Science

What do a NASCAR driver, award-winning author, and cosmetic lab manager all have in common? They are just a few of the women and leaders who joined female scientists, professors, and journalists at the recent In Pursuit: An Atlantic Summit on Women in Science event in Washington, D.C. Underwritten by L’Oreal USA and presented by The... Read More

Webinar—Advocacy 101

Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library. On December 12, this webinar presented introductory, broad overview of concepts and actions you and your institution can use to advance your goals with people in your community, in any country—whether elected officials, people who work in their offices, or someone you meet in the... Read More

Webcast Discussion—ISCSMD 2017: What We Did

Click here to watch a recording of this ISCSMD webcast discussion.     The breadth and depth of events produced by institutions around the world for International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10 was stunning. From STEM programs for Syrian refugee children—to a science café for girls and women scientists—to children... Read More