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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

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

Meet the 2017 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is pleased to welcome its 2017 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—13 nine New Fellows and three Alumni Fellows—to this year’s conference in San Jose, California. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2017 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills.... Read More

World Biotech Tour x3

As our global community continues to become interconnected on many levels, public engagement with and understanding of biotechnology is central to improving standards of living and quality of life and to building a better future. The World Biotech Tour (WBT) endeavored to connect biotechnology around the world through local festivals, events, and programs in diverse... Read More

Bem vindos ao Brasil!

The Museu da Vida-Fiocruz (Museum of Life) shook up the Fiocruz campus in Rio de Janeiro with the World Biotech Tour (WBT) Festival, June 22–24. With biotechnology as the theme, activities included experiments, challenges, musical presentations, dance, graffiti, chats with leading scientists, and the WBT teen ambassadors presenting Lab-in-a-Box activities and their biotech topics. The... Read More

Biotechnology throughout South Africa

The World Biotech Tour (WBT) made its way to South Africa this weekend, with a huge presence in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Midrand, and Cape Town. Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Johannesburg was the host institution for the WBT’s June 9–11 stop, where Dr. More Chakane, Sci-Bono CEO, and his team organized biotech-themed events, activities, and talks throughout... Read More