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Meet the 2018 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows to this year’s conference in Hartford, Connecticut. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2018 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills. Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are looking... Read More

ASTC’s Statement on the Loss of Brazil’s National Museum to Fire

Cristin Dorgelo, President and CEO of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) released the following statement regarding the loss of Brazil’s National Museum to a devastating fire. The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is filled with sorrow on the devastating loss of the National Museum of Brazil (Museu Nacional) in Rio de Janeiro during a fire... Read More

Take a Global Physics Photowalk and Vote for Your Favorite

  Earlier this year, the world’s particle physics laboratories opened their doors to amateur and professional photographers, who are providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—and people—that run the 17 participating labs across the globe. And you can vote for the winner in the 2018 Global Physics Photowalk competition. Each of... Read More

ASTC Staff Begin a Journey with Cultural Competency Conversations

By Gwen Crider In January 2017, ASTC launched Cultural Competency Conversations (C3), a journey through which ASTC staff could increase their understanding of cultural differences and grow their cultural competency skills. While some structured learning sessions were included along the way, the team wanted to learn directly from those with different lived experiences. Instead of... Read More

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