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Welcome to Hartford

 After months of preparation and anticipation, more than 1,500 attendees have flown, driven, or taken a train to Hartford, Connecticut, for the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the Connecticut Science Center. A stirring keynote on Saturday morning by renowned science journalist Ed Yong, the disco-fantastic Saturday Night Party at the science center, the Alan... Read More

Dimensions, September/October 2018—Broadening Participation

IN THIS ISSUE September/October 2018 The articles in this issue feature organizations and individuals who have worked to broaden participation in some way. Broadening participation is widely regarded as a worthy goal in our industry, but to what end? Why does broader participation matter? It matters because we need the best innovators, nurses, and engineers.... Read More

Q&A with Ellen Stofan: New Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

  Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine. Ellen Stofan, the former chief scientist of NASA, recently accepted the position of John and Adrienne Mars Director of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Stofan spoke with Dimensions about her new role and why the... Read More

Q&A with Caitlin O’Connell Rodwell: Communicating Elephant Science to a General Audience

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the March/April 2018 issue of Dimensions magazine. Caitlin O’Connell Rodwell is a behavioral ecologist at Stanford University and chief executive officer of Utopia Scientific. She is a world-renowned expert on elephants and vibrotactile sensitivity and is using her findings to develop hearing aid technologies for humans. She has given TED... Read More