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Noyce Leadership Fellows announced

On March 1, the Noyce Foundation, in collaboration ASTC and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), announced the fourth cohort of Noyce Leadership Fellows. Through their Fellowships, 18 senior level managers from science centers and related institutions will increase their capacity to lead effectively; to advance innovation in their institutions and communities;... Read More

ASTC hosts reception for AAAS Annual Meeting attendees at Koshland Science Museum

Thousands of scientists, educators, and decision-makers from around the world have converged on the U.S. capital this week for the 177th American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. In honor of the conference, which explores “Science Without Borders” with representatives from more than 50 countries, ASTC invited participants to spend yesterday evening... Read More

Youth Inspired Challenge web site launches

ASTC is pleased to announce the launch of the Youth Inspired Challenge website, www.youthinspiredchallenge.org.  The site is dedicated to documenting the valuable programs offered by ASTC member institutions around the world that engage youth in hands-on STEM learning and nurture tomorrow’s STEM leaders.  Visitors will find general information about the Challenge, a directory of participating... Read More

ASTC to host COP16 event

Last year, ASTC joined nearly 1,000 other NGOs, participating in the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) as an official observer organization. We brought together students from Denmark, France, and the US to share their experiences playing the Cap-Sciences, Bordeaux, France game Clim’Way with a panel of experts that including Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Intergovernmental Panel on... Read More

President Obama applauds ASTC’s Youth Inspired Challenge

Today, in a White House event, President Obama endorsed the role of science centers and museums in helping today’s youth excel in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). A formal White House announcement on this topic specifically applauded the ASTC-led Youth Inspired Challenge, a major new initiative designed to expand the impact... Read More

ASTC Diversity Fellow Named ‘Imiloa Executive Director

In December 2009, Ka’iu Kimura was named Interim Director of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She is the first alumnus of the ASTC Diversity & Leadership Development Fellows program to be named as executive director or CEO of an ASTC-member institution. Kimura has been involved with the center since initial planning began... Read More