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Welcome to Montreal!

Over 1,600 attendees (with more to come) from around the world have gathered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the 2015 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the Montréal Science Centre. With over 100 sessions and workshops, a keynote presentation featuring a discussion on science communication with Annick Desjardin, associate professor of neurology at Duke University Medical... Read More

ASTC Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture

On October 1, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) that will provide more than 500 member museums and science-technology centers with resources to incorporate agricultural science and research in their programs. The MOU was signed by Vilsack and... Read More

2015 Diversity & Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC has chosen its 2015 Diversity & Leadership Development Fellows, including nine new Fellows and six alumni Fellows. The Fellows are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who will attend the 2015 ASTC Annual Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to gain professional development experiences, broaden their peer network, and have the opportunity to acquire and hone... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Imagination Playground, New York, New York Imagination Playground is the creator of play spaces designed around child-directed, unstructured free play, comprised of the Big Blue Blocks that were such a hit at ASTC 2014. (The blocks will be returning to ASTC 2015!) Cultural Assets Consulting, Henderson,... Read More

ASTC-Member Representatives at the Afterschool For All Challenge

On March 10, 2015, hundreds of afterschool advocates gathered in Washington, DC to visit Capitol Hill and communicate their support for the impact and importance of federal investments in afterschool programs as part of the 15th Afterschool For All Challenge. ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance, through funding from the Noyce Foundation, participated in the Afterschool... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: X3 Productions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada X3 Productions strives to “give more and more people reasons to enter museums.” They create innovative, interactive, and high-quality educational exhibitions. iZone Imaging, Temple, Texas iZone Imaging’s custom high-pressure laminate signage products have been used in public spaces around the world,... Read More

ASTC Joins UN Academic Impact Initiative

We are pleased to announce that ASTC has been accepted as a partner in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative. UNAI is a global initiative that aligns higher education institutions with the United Nations (UN) in advancing the UN’s goals through activities and research. As a partner, ASTC will promote the activities of the... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Marc Spiegel’s Einstein Alive! Einstein jumps out of the textbook with Marc Spiegel’s Einstein Alive!, a school assembly program that blends science with history and entertainment. Programs for elementary and middle school students cover everything from how things move to the theory for relativity in a... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, Maryland Opened in 1998, the College Park Aviation Museum is dedicated to the history and science of flight and aviation innovation. Located on the grounds of the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, the 27,000-square-foot facility includes unique and... Read More