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Building the Future at 5SCWC

Jennifer Corriero, co-founder of TakingITGlobal (TIG)—an online, international community of young activists—will deliver the first keynote address of the 5th Science Centre World Congress (5SCWC) in Toronto on Monday, June 16. In her presentation, entitled “The Role of Science Centres in Building the Future,” Corriero will examine how science centers can connect with young people... Read More

RACE exhibition receives award at AAM annual meeting

RACE: Are We So Different?, a traveling exhibition developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in partnership with the American Anthropological Association, recently received the American Association of Museums’ Award of Excellence in Exhibition. The 5,000-square-foot exhibition explores the history, science, and lived experience of race and racism in the United States. Says project director... Read More

Play’s the Thing at CASC Conference

From June 12 to 14, the Canadian Association of Science Centres (CASC) will hold its annual conference in London, Ontario, focusing on the theme Learn to Play! Play to Learn! More than 200 delegates hailing from Canada’s science centers and museums, as well as the government, media, and business community, are expected to attend. Sessions... Read More

Science Debate 2008

Science centers across the United States have joined scientists and other concerned citizens in calling for a Presidential Debate on Science & Technology during this election year. Recognizing that science and technology lie at the center of a very large number of the policy issues facing our nation and the world, Science Debate 2008 organizers... Read More

The Franklin Institute Awards

On the evening of April 17, following a week of activities celebrating science and the spirit of discovery, nine individuals will be honored with Benjamin Franklin Medals and two will be presented with prestigious Bower Awards at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Franklin Institute Awards, often a precursor to the Nobel Prize, are... Read More

NanoDays in Washington, D.C.

On April 2, NISE Net brought interactive exhibits and activities to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., inviting House and Senate members of the STEM Education and Nanotechnology Caucuses, legislative staffers, and the general public to learn more about nanotechnology’s potential transformative impact on such fields as healthcare, information processing, and energy production. In addition to... Read More

Thinking small

From March 29 through April 6, the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) presents NanoDays, the first nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science.  Through activities like NanoDays, the NISE Net is working to build partnerships between science museums and research centers to increase the capacity of both kinds of institutions to engage the... Read More