Our Boards in Action: Ann S. Bowers on the Noyce Leadership Institute

Interviewed by Joelle Seligson This interview appeared in the March/April 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. From Apple and Intel to San Francisco’s Exploratorium and San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation, Ann S. Bowers has witnessed the importance of leadership in all facets of Silicon Valley. She pioneered human resources management in high-growth startups before turning... Read More

Do you think science centers and museums should use crowdfunding resources (like Kickstarter or IndieGoGo) to raise funds for exhibits and events?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the March/April 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   Denver Zoo recently completed its first crowdfunding initiative for a veterinary device for our giraffes. We feel crowdfunding was a useful tool to market this project and get more than 40 first-time... Read More

Dimensions, January/February 2015—A Meeting of Minds: Neuroscience in Science Centers

IN THIS ISSUE January/February 2015 Science centers strive to make science compelling and relevant to their visitors, and it’s hard to think of a subject more intriguing or personal than the human brain. The brain is a hot topic these days, with major projects like the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in... Read More

When Heureka Went Crazy

By Heidi Rosenström From Dimensions January/February 2015 Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, in Vantaa, developed a traveling exhibition that aims to decrease the stigma connected to mental health problems and encourage visitors to take care of their mental health. Called Heureka Goes Crazy, this award-winning interactive exhibition was developed in cooperation with Pavilion of Knowledge–Ciência... Read More

Brain Teasers

This is an extended version of an article that appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   We asked exhibit developers: What was the biggest challenge you faced in developing your brain exhibit or exhibition, and how did you address it? Here’s what they told us.   Our biggest challenge: realizing that it... Read More

Dimensions, November/December 2014—Reconstructing STEM in our Schools

IN THIS ISSUE November/December 2014 Countries worldwide recognize the need to cultivate a scientifically literate population and prepare a strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Many national and regional governments are therefore launching initiatives aimed at teaching STEM more effectively in schools. In this issue,... Read More