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Q&A With Nathan Myhrvold

Interviewed by Susan Straight This interview appeared in the June/July 2019 issue of Dimensions magazine. Nathan Myhrvold, Microsoft Corporation’s first chief technology officer, is an inventor, an entrepreneur, a mathematician, a scientist, and a chef. According to the New Yorker, Bill Gates once said, “I don’t know anyone I would say is smarter than Nathan.” Myhrvold  holds... Read More

Upcoming Hangout—Creating Change Series: Beginning the Journey

There are so many considerations to make when trying to advance the practice of valuing diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity (DAIE), particularly when trying to create permanent institutional change. Often, the most challenging step is the first one, and it can feel overwhelming and isolating—but it doesn’t have to. You can join a community of... Read More

2019 ASTC Intensives: Dive Deeply into Morning, Afternoon, and All-Day Workshops

Plunge into these immersive ASTC Intensive workshops on Friday, September 20, before the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference officially begins on Saturday.     ASTC Intensives are a chance for conference attendees to participate in focused learning experiences on a single topic, as well as to connect and network with peers with similar occupational and topical interests. Imagined,... Read More

Upcoming Webinar—LGBT+STEM: Getting in the Mindset

Get ready for the upcoming international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5, celebrating LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering and math!   The ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting a webinar that highlights ways in which science centers and museums are committed to establishing an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community.    ... Read More

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

Geometric Bubble Events Pop Up Across the U.S.

Have you ever seen bubbles like these? On Saturday, May 4, 2019, ASTC-member organizations across the U.S. hosted Geometric Bubble Events as part of the 2019 National Math Festival held in Washington, D.C. This coast-to-coast celebration focused on math and its relationship to our daily lives.  Using bubble kits provided by Zometool, participating science centers and museums... Read More