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ASTC Partners with the March for Science

ASTC is a proud partner of the March for Science. We are looking forward to participating in the 2018 March for Science in Washington, D.C., in support of our shared goals of robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. Many ASTC science centers and museums, and their staff... Read More

Workshop—A New Reality: Emerging Technologies for Your Visitors

  ASTC partnered with Saint Louis Science Center to present a two-day workshop, Thursday–Friday, May 3–4, exploring both the possibilities and the challenges faced when integrating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and robotics into informal education programs and exhibitions. Inspiration on the Cutting Edge During this hands-on workshop, participants Explored... Read More

U.S. Congress Votes for More Science

Early this morning, the U.S. Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, a $1.3 trillion bill that will fund the U.S. government through the end of the current Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which ends on September 30. President Trump signed it shortly thereafter. In a bipartisan effort, members of both the House and Senate soundly... Read More

Five Members Spring Into Digital Learning Day

Five ASTC-member institutions are participating in a rare, day-long, live showcase of distance-learning programs on Tuesday, March 20. Find out more below and discover how you can tune in and join the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Roper Mountain Science Center, University of Nebraska State Museum, and many... Read More

In Memoriam: Jorge Wagensberg

The Association of Science -Technology Centers (ASTC) joins the international community of science centers and museums in remembering Jorge Wagensberg, who passed away on Saturday, March 3, at the age of 69.     Jorge Wagensberg was not only a remarkable physicist, but a visionary in science communication who was able to see the importance... Read More

ASTC’s Statement on the U.S. President’s 2019 Budget Proposal

Cristin Dorgelo, President and CEO of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget. At ASTC, we are deeply concerned that President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 proposed budget will devastate America’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education efforts, by eliminating or severely crippling many... Read More