The State of the Science Center

By Katherine I. Goodall From Dimensions July/August 2011 There is no question that recent years have been extraordinarily challenging for those responsible for the financial well being of science centers and museums. Since the global economic downturn began in 2008, every revenue stream has been under threat. Some organizations have been forced to make huge …

The State of the Science Center Read More »

Why So Few? Barriers to Women’s Participation in STEM, and How Science Centers Can Help

By Andresse St. Rose From ASTC Dimensions March/April 2011 Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are critical to the economies of the United States and nations around the world. Therefore, expanding and developing the STEM workforce is a crucial issue for governments, industry leaders, and educators. For example, although women and girls in the United …

Why So Few? Barriers to Women’s Participation in STEM, and How Science Centers Can Help Read More »

Responsive and Accessible: How Museums Are Using Research to Better Engage Diverse Cultural Communities

By Cecilia Garibay From ASTC Dimensions January/February 2011 In recent decades, we’ve learned about visitors at science centers and museums and how their experiences can positively impact science learning (National Research Council, 2009). Excepting Hood’s work (1981) on non–museum goers, however, little attention has been paid to those who do not typically visit museums. Only …

Responsive and Accessible: How Museums Are Using Research to Better Engage Diverse Cultural Communities Read More »

The Calumet Environmental Education Program: A Model for Science Learning

By Kirk Anne Taylor From ASTC Dimensions May/June 2010 “I always wanted to be able to connect what I taught in class to a real-world situation. [The Calumet Environmental Education Program (CEEP)] allows students to not only learn about environmental issues, but also take action on an issue. I feel my students learned more during …

The Calumet Environmental Education Program: A Model for Science Learning Read More »

A Journey with CAUSE: Putting Positive Youth Development into Museum Youth Programs

By Angela Wenger and Susan Foutz From ASTC Dimensions March/April 2010 The New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences (the Academy) in Camden is now in the 17th year of its Community and Urban Science Enrichment Program (CAUSE). The program was created to address one of the Academy’s key mission elements: to provide educational and economic …

A Journey with CAUSE: Putting Positive Youth Development into Museum Youth Programs Read More »

The Practice of Leadership in a Changing Environment

By Julie I. Johnson and Randy C. Roberts From ASTC Dimensions November/December 2009 “Leadership is not a job or a position, but a way of influencing others towards ends recognized as valuable and fulfilling.” —Amanda Sinclair, Leadership for the Disillusioned: Moving Beyond Myths and Heroes to Leading That Liberates Who are the leaders in your …

The Practice of Leadership in a Changing Environment Read More »

Scroll to Top