President Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to science and education

Earlier this week, the White House released its proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021, which will begin on October 1, 2020. The President’s budget is more a statement of administration priorities than an actual fiscal plan, as it is Congress’ responsibility to actually pass a budget.  As with the several past budget requests, the …

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Portal to the Public honored by Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society

Portal to the Public has been honored with the inaugural Enduring Achievement Award from the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). The initiative is a flexible strategic framework that helps science centers and other informal learning organizations create meaningful face-to-face interactions between working scientists and public audiences. Although each setting is unique, most …

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ASTC promoting gender equity in science centers and museums through IF/THEN

ASTC is working with the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) as part of a national initiative to advance women in STEM by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of female pioneers. Launched by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, IF/THEN® is built on the mantra that “if we support a woman in STEM, then she can …

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Members of science center community elected as AAAS Fellows

Several members of the science center community have been elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as AAAS Fellows. Beginning in 1874, AAAS has been electing Fellows in recognition of diverse accomplishments, including research, leadership, teaching, mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science. While some of the new Fellows …

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