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Your Institution Can Take Part in the FIRST Robotics Competition…thanks to jcpenney

U.S.-based ASTC member institutions are encouraged to participate in an exciting program with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) gives teams of 25 or more high school students the chance to work alongside professional engineers to build and program a robot to perform prescribed tasks against a field... Read More

California Science Center, Maloka, Sci-Port among MCCA Grant Recipients

Three ASTC-member institutions were among those museums awarded grants as part of the 2011 Museums & Community Collaborations Abroad (MCCA) program by the American Association of Museums (AAM) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of the nine grants included California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA; Maloka in... Read More

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