ASTC’s Statement on the U.S. President’s 2019 Budget Proposal

Cristin Dorgelo, president and CEO of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget. At ASTC, we are deeply concerned that President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 proposed budget will devastate America’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education efforts, by eliminating or severely crippling many... Read More

ASTC’s Statement on the U.S. Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

“The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is pleased to see progress on the U.S. Federal budget for fiscal year 2018. Looking ahead, we encourage robust funding for programs in informal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Aeronautics and... 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

Policy Alert: Sign ASTC Letter Requesting Changes in U.S. Federal STEM Education Priorities

Please help ASTC demonstrate the largest possible level of support for these modifications to the U.S. Secretary of Education’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs. Add your institution’s name to the letter below by Thursday, November 9, so that ASTC and its Public Policy Committee can deliver it to the U.S. Department... Read More

Legislative Alert: Sign National Letter to Congress Supporting Museum Programs (July 21 Deadline)

  U.S. ASTC-member institutions: Please join ASTC in signing on to this letter and sending a massive, unified message to the U.S. House and Senate—from institutions of all types across the nation—urging support for federal programs that help science centers, museums, and other educational organizations better serve their communities. CEOs/Executive Directors, click here to add your... Read More