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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

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