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Dimensions, March/April 2018—Not Just for Kids: Engaging Adults in Science

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2018 Attracting adults to science museums and programs presents opportunities and challenges. Considerations include differences in: backgrounds, professions, experience with science, financial situations, availability, and comfort with museum settings—just to name a few. While many science institutions are engaging adults in meaningful ways, some are going the extra mile in providing accessible, relevant science and technology programming. Following are some of the many noteworthy... Read More

Sustainable Development Goals and Achieving Gender Equality

During International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) on November 10, a new Girls: STEM-SDG Marathon will highlight how women and girls are using science to help achieve the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the course of the day—across 30 global time zones—the marathon will showcase interviews with these amazing people who are working... Read More

The Mentor and the Protégé: What, Who, and How?

By Julie I. Johnson From Dimensions July/August 2017 Mentoring is about establishing and nurturing mutually beneficial relationships, either face-to-face or virtually. The format of a mentoring relationship can vary widely. We are most familiar with the traditional one-on-one format, in which a senior person mentors a junior person. Other forms of mentoring are reverse mentoring (junior mentors senior),... Read More

Our Boards in Action: George Cogan on the Science of Human Perception

Interviewed by Andrea Appleton This interview appeared in the July/August 2017 issue of Dimensions magazine. George Cogan is a businessman with a head for science. He heads the technology practice at the global management consulting firm Bain & Company and serves as board chairman at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. He spoke with Dimensions about... Read More