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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

A Place at the Table

By Cristin Dorgelo The theme of this issue is “Broadening Participation.” What we at ASTC mean when we talk about broadening participation is our commitment to increasing diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity in all aspects of our work—paramount values in our increasingly connected global society. Our field has made strides in offering inclusive opportunities in... Read More

2018 CEO Forum at the ASTC Annual Conference

The CEO forum is designed for chief executives of science centers, museums, and institutions. Preregistration is required. Friday, September 28, 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Hartford Marriott Downtown, Hartford, Connecticut Join your peers in the 2018 CEO Forum, which focuses on concrete tools that help science centers put their community needs and aspirations at the forefront of their... Read More

ASTC’s Statement on the Loss of Brazil’s National Museum to Fire

Cristin Dorgelo, President and CEO of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) released the following statement regarding the loss of Brazil’s National Museum to a devastating fire. The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is filled with sorrow on the devastating loss of the National Museum of Brazil (Museu Nacional) in Rio de Janeiro during a fire... Read More

Take a Global Physics Photowalk and Vote for Your Favorite

  Earlier this year, the world’s particle physics laboratories opened their doors to amateur and professional photographers, who are providing a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—and people—that run the 17 participating labs across the globe. And you can vote for the winner in the 2018 Global Physics Photowalk competition. Each of... Read More

Webinars—ISCSMD Is for IMPACT: Best Practices and How to Join In

On August 9, International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) hosted two online discussions, in which staff from science centers and museums of all sizes shared their success stories about participating in 2017, what they are planning for 2018’s event, and some of the helpful resources and tools available to participating organizations. These discussions... Read More