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NWP and ASTC Receive NSF Grant to Develop Integrated Science and Literacy Program

The National Writing Project (NWP) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) have received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design a program that will integrate science and literacy. As part of this program, Building Informal Science Education and Literacy Partnerships (NSF Grant No. 122461), NWP sites and ASTC-member science centers and... Read More

ASTC 2012 closing keynote panel to focus on cyberlearning and gaming

Nicole Lazzaro, world-renowned game designer and researcher, founder of XEODesign, and one of Fast Company’s 100 most influential women in high-tech, and Dr. Michael Evans, associate professor and program area leader in instructional design and technology at Virginia Tech, will anchor the closing keynote panel at ASTC’s 2012 Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, October 13-16,... Read More

Intel Futurist Brian David Johnson to deliver opening keynote presentation at ASTC 2012!

ASTC’s 2012 Annual Conference, which will be held October 13-16 in Columbus, Ohio, and hosted by COSI, will take a step into the future, when Intel futurist Brian David Johnson delivers the opening keynote presentation on Saturday, October 13. Johnson is Intel’s Director, Future Casting and a Principal Engineer. The future is Brian David Johnson’s... Read More

Executives from 15 ASTC-Member Institutions Named 2012-2013 Noyce Leadership Fellows

Earlier today, The Noyce Foundation, in collaboration with ASTC and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), announced the participants in a fifth round of yearlong sponsored fellowships, as well as plans to recruit more leaders in the following year, with the aim of increasing the public impact of science centers, museums, and related... Read More

Three ASTC members receive IMLS/MacArthur Learning Labs grants, four more to partner with awarded libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced yesterday that three ASTC-member institutions—the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), Portland; New York Hall of Science, Queens; and the Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Allentown, Pennsylvania—were among the first 12 winners of... Read More