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No Bad Questions

“There are no bad questions, only bad answers.” Implicit in this well-worn expression is the purity of inquiry, the virtue of asking, and the excitement of self-initiated discovery. The adage comes to mind as I reflect on an interesting workshop on inquiry-based learning (IBL) that convened just prior to the start of the American Association... Read More

Informal Science Learning: Unpredictable, Chaotic…and Viral!

I recently represented ASTC on the scientific advisory board of a large media group that held its annual retreat in the pristine Colorado wilderness. Gathered together were leading scientific researchers, innovators, captains of industry, technology-based investors and philanthropists, artists, and science communicators. In a relaxed venue, this diverse group explored the science issues that are... Read More

Achieving Impact in Our Communities

I recently “googled” the words “mayor,” “commission,” “task force,” and “science” and was astounded at the extensive number of socially relevant topics that are being considered by local decision makers in every corner of the globe. In nearly every instance, a body of scientific experts conveys wise counsel to policy planners. Occasionally, such initiatives include... Read More

New Dimensions

ASTC is committed to helping our members worldwide achieve their goals, by equipping individual professionals with essential skills, providing member institutions with valuable information and perspectives, and linking our members to one another. With this mission in mind, we proudly launched the newly redesigned Dimensions magazine with our July/August 2011 issue. We hope you’ll find... Read More