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Meet the 2018 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows to this year’s conference in Hartford, Connecticut. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2018 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills. Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are looking... Read More

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

ASTC Staff’s Commitment to Embrace and Prioritize Diversity, Accessibility, Inclusion, and Equity

During this period of strategic change for our membership association, ASTC has prioritized expanding the scope and impact of our shared diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity efforts. All members of our staff and board are active in this process, and the following is an update on our journey. I invite you to follow along through... Read More

Announcing a Collaborative Project Management Opportunity

Applications close Monday, December 10, 2018, at 11:45 p.m. ET Click here to preview the application questions. Click here to apply.    Leading complex, diverse, multi-organizational teams working to broaden participation in STEM is a challenging mission with potentially life-changing outcomes. Having a plan doesn’t mean a project will be successful. Individuals and organizations are... Read More

Access Isn’t Enough

By the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education’s Broadening Participation Task Force From Dimensions September/October 2018 There is widespread agreement about the urgent need to broaden the diversity of people who participate in, contribute to, and benefit from science, technology, engineering, and math—the disciplines collectively known as STEM. Nondominant populations in the United... 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