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Nominations for the 2019 Leading Edge Awards close May 31

Nominate an institution, a colleague, or yourself for a 2019 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award by May 31. This globally prestigious honor recognizes extraordinary achievement in science center and museum leadership, exhibitions, programs, marketing, fundraising, operations, visitor services, and more. Now in their 15th year, the awards commemorate the late Roy L. Shafer, a... Read More

Q&A with Nicole Small

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Dimensions magazine. Nicole Small, the former chief executive officer of Dallas’ Perot Museum of Nature and Science, is now president of the Lyda Hill Philanthropies, a Dallas-based foundation devoted to advancements in nature and science. Small’s most recent achievement with Lyda Hill... Read More

Honoring Leonardo da Vinci

The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is breathing new life into some of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest ideas in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death (it is believed that da Vinci died of a stroke on May 2, 1519). The Science Center is offering special, themed activities the weekend of May 3-5, in addition... Read More

Q&A with Mary Roach

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of Dimensions magazine. The Washington Post has called Mary Roach “America’s funniest science writer.” She is the best-selling author of six books: Grunt, Packing for Mars, Bonk, Spook, Gulp, and Stiff. She has received numerous awards, appeared on national media such as the... Read More

Q&A with DJ Patil

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of Dimensions magazine. DJ is the head of technology at Devoted Health and a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. During the Obama administration, he was appointed by President Obama to be the first U.S. chief data scientist. In that role, his... Read More

Dimensions Editorial Calendar

The 2019 Dimensions Editorial Calendar is now available. If you are interested in contributing a feature article to any of the issues of ASTC’s award-winning Dimensions magazine, please contact Susan Straight, managing editor, at sstraight@astc.org with your ideas by the date listed. Topics and deadlines are subject to change. We are also always looking for contributors for... Read More

Q&A with Ed Yong

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the November/December 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine. Ed Yong is an award-winning science writer for The Atlantic magazine. His work has appeared in National Geographic, the New Yorker, Wired, Nature, New Scientist, and Scientific American. He is originally from the United Kingdom but currently lives in Washington,... Read More