ASTC 2021 Annual Conference

Conference Sessions

ASTC Virtual 2021 Annual Conference
October 5–7, 2021

This page includes a partial list of conference sessions that will be included in the program for the ASTC Virtual 2021 Annual Conference. This includes concurrent, lightning, poster, and preconference intensives confirmed by session leaders. Please note that this information is subject to change as additional sessions are confirmed and as session leaders update information.

More sessions and additional details will be added in the coming weeks, so continue to check the conference website for updates as the conference nears.

45 Million Tactile Images to Change the World: Increasing Accessibility & Inclusion for AllCorey TimpsonConcurrent
A Collaboration Story in Community ScienceIvel GontanConcurrent
A Museums & Race Report Card Workshop On Reflecting and Renewing your Institution’s Equity JourneyTimothy RhueConcurrent
A Museum-School Partnership: Connecting Culture to Scientific Curiosity using Curriculum that Explores Vaccine DevelopmentAngie WeikertPoster
A Radical Approach to A Radical Crisis: Terra, The Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 DubaiTom HennesConcurrent
A reflection on the role of science museums: The difference between UK and ChinaLei QiuPoster
A Strategic Transmedia Approach for Serving K-12 Schools DigitallyNicole WebsterPoster
A study of youth floor facilitators: impact on both museum career interest and visitor learningPreeti GuptaLightning
Adjusting K-12 Museum-Based School Programs to Digital Experiences: “Bundling” resources for underserved and under-resourced communitiesMargaret BensonPoster
Altering Presentations to impact your audience – what new research tells usWilliam KatzmanPoster
An Icy Adventure! Building Data Literacy Skills Using Polar Science in Informal Learning EnvironmentsJanice McDonnellPoster
Antarctic Dinosaurs: How a Giant Screen Experience supports STEM LearningKaren ElinichPoster
Art, Science, and Community to CREATE a Community Vision of ResilienceKathryn SemmensLightning
Assessing How Americans Want to Participate in Science: Research to Inform Public Engagement InitiativesRose HendricksConcurrent
ASTRO CAMP®: How we partner with NASA to provide high-level STEM activities for early childhoodAlexandra PearsonPoster
Before, during and after 2020: A story of adaptation and perseveranceSonnia Paula ReyesPoster
Broken by Design – Broken by Default: How to reimagine your organizational structure and inspire collaborationChristian Deveaux GreerConcurrent
Buddy Up! Creative Traveling Exhibition Partnerships Create Big Impact Post-PandemicHunter KlingensmithConcurrent
Building Communities Capacity Capacity for Climate Solutions: Leveraging the Power of Science CentersFrank NiepoldPreconference
Building Community Based Resilience by Co-designing with Local YouthPeter CiavarellaLightning
Building Stories: Using Multi-Cultural Children’s books and Legos to engage learners in all disciplinesHillary Marguerite PerretPoster
Building Sustainable Exhibits to Positively Impact Human Health, Global Climate, our Local Environments, and SocietyDouglas FlandroConcurrent
Building While Flying: Lessons in creativity and adaptation from developing responsive COVID-19 learning experiencesElizabeth Roth-JohnsonConcurrent
Can’t touch this! Imaginative approaches in interface designErika KiessnerConcurrent
Capacity-building for Youth Civic Leadership for Issues in Science and Society (CYCLIST)Jen KretserPoster
Cardboard City: collaboration for makerspace events and exhibition rooted in BIPOC family prioritiesMegan GoekeLightning
Cautious optimism: will your science center be ready for the new wave of visitors?Diane Porthouse LochnerPoster
Celebrating Equity-Oriented Community Climate Responses and Convening Conversations to Inspire ActionElana KimbrellPoster
Century of Science Digital Partnership Opportunity: Connecting Current Events to Currents of the PastMaya AjmeraConcurrent
CLEAN Network: Supporting ASTC members taking action on climate change, diversity and social justiceJames CallahanPoster
Climate Change NotesLaura Mercedes Jimenez del ArcoLightning
Co-developing exhibit experiences to meet equity goalsCecilia NguyenPoster
Community Science, An Introduction to Framework & ToolsIvel GontanPreconference
Comparing Culturally Relevant Practices in Formal and Informal Science SettingsMwenda O KudumuPoster
Comparing Engagement, Learning, and Value in Physical and Virtual ExhibitsKatie ToddPoster
Controversy, mental health and social responsibility in and through science exhibitionsAna Maria Navas IanniniPreconference presents research that illustrates new models of renewed responsible interaction between humans and natureWalter StavelozConcurrent
CRATE EXPECTATIONS – Thought-Leaders from each touchpoint on the travelling exhibition journey sharing crate-based wisdom.Sarah Beam-BorgLightning
Creating a culturally and linguistically informal STEM learning program for Latinx immigrant adults: GenomicsJoanne SandbergPoster
Creating Exhibits for Visitors with DementiaMaria MortatiLightning
Creating TikTok-Style Videos to Reach New AudiencesMaria Fernanda Robles GonzalezLightning
Developing inclusive engineering activities that evoke empathy with narrativesDorothy T. BennettPreconference
Digging into Digital EngagementNaomi WallacePreconference
Dinosaurs Are for Everyone: Implementing Accessible Informal Programming for Deaf and Hard of Hearing StudentsSamantha FrigerioPoster
Dissemination of public library STEM initiative which builds equity for middle-schoolers by leveraging community partnershipsElizabeth McChesneyLightning
Empowering families through engineering, design, and making: Takeaways from three research-practice partnershipsMonika MayerConcurrent
Enacting Climate: an online collection of climate-related creative activities for youth learning and climate actionBeth OsnesLightning
Engaging Audiences in Social Justice through STEMAndrew HaightConcurrent
Engaging the Elements with Technology: Sôhkêpayin (Cree for “It is Strong”, e.g. Machine, Medicine)Ana KlasnjaConcurrent
Engaging Visitors to Create Positive Futures: Museums Catalyzing Climate ActionBraden PaynterConcurrent
Engineer by Any Other Name: Grounding engineering in BIPOC families’ existing practices and understandingsMegan GoekeLightning
Enhancing Equity Across EE by Critically Evaluating Robin Hood ModelsEaton DunkelbergerConcurrent
Experiences of K-12 Teachers with Teacher Professional Development Hosted by Informal Education InstitutionsVashunda WarrenPoster
Explore a Universe of Programming with OpenSpaceRosamond KinzlerPreconference
Exploring Teen Science Identity Development Across Virtual and Physical ExperiencesRachel FylerPoster
Exploring U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities (Part 1)Adam FagenConcurrent
Exploring U.S. Federal Funding Opportunities (Part 2) Adam FagenConcurrent
Facilitating Equitable Computational Tinkering Experiences for Youth and Families to Create with CodeRicarose RoquePreconference
Facilitating Professional Learning Using FieldScope and Citizen and Community Science DataAudrey MohanPoster
Finding benefit in Failure: Supporting Professional Development, Reflection, and Learning of Informal EducatorsAdam MalteseConcurrent
Friendly Competition: Virtual Science Slams Train Researchers to Connect with Public Audiences by Sharing ScienceMargaret RosenburgConcurrent
From Physical to Digital: A Case Study of learning effectiveness of Design Thinking On MOOCsNensirati SupahanLightning
Future-proofing Your Museum: Bold Experiments and Game ChangersRosie SiemerConcurrent
Girls STEAM SUCCESS Club: increasing diversity and equity in the STEM workforceHolly KelsvenPoster
Giving the autistic community a voice and increasing accessibilityDavid JonesConcurrent
Global Impacts, Local Responses: Powering Change at the new SMUD Museum of Science & CuriosityTim BoutelleLightning
Global Perspectives. STEM Implementation by Science Centers in Diverse Countries – Facing Challenges beyond CoronaRonen MirConcurrent
How a “maker mindset” created a resilient co-design team in an autism inclusion maker programWendy MartinConcurrent
How a MICRO museum collaboration builds public engagement in the future of healthcareDan KaplanConcurrent
How effective mentoring in informal learning centers catalyzes impactful teen climate actionJennifer BrundageConcurrent
How the Science of Playful Learning can Impact Exhibits & ProgramsDale McCreedyConcurrent
“I cannot even spell paleontology, let alone understand “: broadening multilingual visitors’ access to science museumsXinxin WangPoster
Innovation Nights: Using Social Media to Connect Your Facility and Your Local Innovation CommunityBobbie CarltonLightning
Inspiring Young Climate Heroes Through New Virtual Learning OpportunitiesLangley LeasePoster
Integrating Community Voice into a Museum Science CurriculumFran AgnoneConcurrent
IODP and AMNH: Bringing Offshore Research to Museum AudiencesSharon CooperPoster
Keeping the long game in mind: Centering alum voice and experience in precollege spacesPriya MohabirConcurrent
Keeping Volunteers Highly Engaged During Every Phase of a PandemicMatt PorthPoster
Leadership burnout after a year of only questionsCynthia SharpeConcurrent
Leading to Learning: Science Museums and the Future of Science and TechChevy HumphreyConcurrent
Leading While Learning: Reflections from a Research-informed COVID-19 Project for Museums, Archives, and LibrariesKendra MorganPoster
Led by Community Voices: Museums Embrace Cultural Inclusion Through Grass-Roots Partnerships in NASA-Themed ProjectsAmy PadolfConcurrent
Lessons from the Pandemic: ASTC’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Task ForceChristofer NelsonConcurrent
Lessons Learned from Hosting National EventsAmanda R. TauntPoster
Leveraging Effective Communication Tools: Let Theories of Change and Action do the heavy lifting!Rachel PaceConcurrent
Making the Field Trip: Virtual Programming through COVID and Beyond ReopeningKristen MartinConcurrent
Math in the Making: Research on Bringing out the Math in Making ActivitiesAndee RubinConcurrent
Mentors in the Making: empowering opportunity students through mentoring with STEM professionals in Fab LabJon DoctorickConcurrent
More than Explainers – An Evolutionary Tale of Reimagining the Role of Floor FacilitatorsPriya MohabirPoster
More than just the numbers: Tools, methods and reflections on gender representation in exhibitionsAlex JordanConcurrent
mRNASTC: How to be a viral agent for change in your organization–and live!Christian Deveaux GreerConcurrent
Multilingualism in Early Childhood STEM: Developing accessible programming for children learning EnglishGrace SanchezConcurrent
Museum-Based Distance Learning During COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Future OpportunitiesMegan EnnesConcurrent
Museum-Library Partnerships: Building Collaborations for Equitable Engagement in STEMJessie HerbertLightning
Museum Metamorphosis: Connecting Delaware to Our WorldDavid SearlesPoster
Mu-vengers Assemble! Using Your Partnership Super Powers to Bridge COVID-Canyon Education Gap for Underserved YouthFrederic BertleyConcurrent
NASA Resources for You!Beverly GirtenPoster
N.O.W.’ Nurturing Opportunities for Workforce’, Micro Careers a Educational Platform. An Employment Transformational PlatformTerry SmithPoster
NSF supported research to maintain excellence for virtual STEM programming supporting girl-identifying youth is coveredLynda KennedyPoster
Nurturing STEM: Contextual facilitators of playful STEM skill developmentKelly HokePoster
Opening Doors to Visitors Across the Country: 360° Virtual Visits Make Experiences and Content AccessibleBecca HathewayLightning
Opening New Visitor Experience Channels: Engaging the Community in Space Exploration Education through Augmented RealityHeather FarnworthPoster
Planning for Sustainable Success: Fundraising Management in a Changing Museum WorldKate BrueggemannConcurrent
PLASTIC: Evaluating a Sustainable Touring Exhibition with ZinesAutumn BrownLightning
Practice-based Facilitation: Training staff to advance visitor learning through engagement in STEM practicesDanielle HarlowPreconference
Project Management: Solid Ground to Stand OnCass BarbourConcurrent
Publishing your work in Connected Science LearningBeth MurphyPoster
Rebuilding and Reimagining through Innovative Approaches to Strategic PlanningKalie SaccoConcurrent
Recognition & Reflection to life-long learning : How the elderly recognize and reflect to online learning programSunjeong ParkPoster
Rediscovering Discovery Rooms During Covid-19: Restructuring Early Childhood Science Learning ExperiencesEmily LemondsConcurrent
Reigniting Science: Finding and collaborating with STEM expertsCatherine McCarthyConcurrent
Reinvent and Rebuild! Finding a New Way Forward in Audience Development and MembershipRosie SiemerConcurrent
Reinventing the Visitor Experience with Experiential Learning Connected to the International Space StationTed TagamiPoster
Renew and reimagine fundraising for a post-pandemic futureLaura MacDonaldConcurrent
Renew to Rebuild: Cambio (“change” in Spanish) Professional Development to Broaden Latinx Participation in STEMVeronica Garcia-LuisConcurrent
Restaffing a Student-staffed Program During a PandemicAgustin BaldioliPoster
Return of the Tweens: Refreshing Your STEAM Facilitation Skills with Culturally Responsive PracticesClaire RatcliffeConcurrent
Science Museum Futures: A Collective Approach to Rethinking the Role of Science Centers in CommunitiesJohn H. FalkConcurrent
Science-To-Civics For Weather and Climate Hazards: Building Community Resilience Through Citizen Science and Public DeliberationDavid SittenfeldConcurrent
Sense-making In Real Time: Responding to Visitor Data During COVIDAlexander LussenhopConcurrent
Serving your Community through your Community: Training for Belonging in your Volunteer CorpsDeirdre C. AraujoConcurrent
Social Appropriation of Knowledge: An Endeavor for AllCatalina ArtistizabalLightning
STEM 101: Federal Tools for Moving STEM ForwardDavid LockettPoster
Stories from the Thawing Arctic: Indigenous Voice in Climate Change ExhibitionsVictoria CoatsConcurrent
Take 2: New Strategies for Engaging Online LearnersJamie VoughtConcurrent
Te Papa: Merging Maori and Science Perspectives to Tackle Tough Topics and Spark Sustainable ChangeFrith WilliamsLightning
Telelab: Cyberinfrastructure for Resilient and Inclusive Science LearningRundong JiangPoster
The development of a sign language glossary for Brazilian Science Museums and CentersGabriela Sehnem HeckLightning
The Diversity & Inclusion ClinicBarbara StreicherConcurrent
The FSC At-Home Planetarium: Bringing the Human Face of Science to a Global AudienceR. Scott HarrisPoster
The impact of the pandemic on engineering design activities: Addressing challenges and embracing changesYessenia ArgudoPoster
The Sustainable Experience-Inspiring audiences through innovative experiences and leadership to take action to Net-ZeroJulie MoskalykConcurrent
Thinking Outside the Box: Meeting the Needs of Communities in CrisisMelissa GarafolaConcurrent
Three Schools inside Museums and Science Centers: Successes in, and Challenges to InnovationAlison BankConcurrent
Tracking progress towards more equitable makerspaces: Challenges for evaluationJennifer DeWittLightning
Transferring Data Literacy Technology to Small Museum SettingsKaty BornerPreconference
Traveling Exhibitions 2021 and Beyond: Re-think, Re-frame, Re-open 2.0Julie MoskalykConcurrent
Trends, perspectives, and priorities for field building and leadership development–A ‘fireside chat’Rena DorphConcurrent
Turning multisensory museum visits into digital experiences for children with learning and cognition difficultiesHelen PooleyLightning
Two-Eyed Seeing: Connecting Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Contemporary ScienceFred HinesConcurrent
Unfolding the Universe: Planning for the Webb Space Telescope launch and beyond!Yesenia PerezConcurrent
Up The Learning Curve: Tips & Networking for New CEOs and Senior LeadersCharlie TrautmannPreconference
Using data collected and shared to inform safety and culture moving forwardToph BryantConcurrent
Using enhanced data gathering and management to improve the visitor exhibit experienceCody LaveryPoster
Visitor-Facing Prototyping as Both a Process and ProductBrad BaerPoster
Visualizing Data for the Public: What Have We Learned and What’s Next?Jennifer FrazierLightning
What can the maker community do for teachers?Liza ManfredConcurrent
What makes a “Killer Content” in you online science?Ganigar ChenPoster
Wheel of Fortune! What happened when we transformed NHMU’s Gala into a virtual game showJessie StrikeLightning
Where should the sprinkles go? Co-design strategies for baking equity into public engagement experiencesSherry HsiConcurrent
Why Don’t We Build an Exhibit: Ten Key Considerations for Museum/Community Exhibit PartnershipsRebecca SeabrookConcurrent
World Biotech Tour in Brazil: Long-term contributions of a science center-based youth projectRosicler NevesLightning
Youth voices – making pandemic pivots into long term plansErica BarruetoConcurrent
Last Update: September 10, 2021
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