ASTC welcomes Lori Bettison-Varga and Sara Schapiro to Board

The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) is pleased to welcome two new members of its Board of Directors, who took up their positions at the conclusion of the ASTC Annual Conference earlier this month. The Board provides direction to the association representing organizations committed to public engagement with science, including a core membership of …

ASTC welcomes Lori Bettison-Varga and Sara Schapiro to Board Read More »

Seven ASTC members honored with Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards

Over the last three years, science centers and museums have faced challenges that have sometimes seemed insurmountable. But the ingenuity and creativity alive in these organizations have helped turn those challenges into opportunities. The closing session of the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) 2022 Annual Conference highlighted some of the most innovative—and impactful—work …

Seven ASTC members honored with Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards Read More »

With appreciation for CAISE and its many contributions

The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) has been proud to serve as the host for the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) for the past 15 years. Since it was established in 2007, CAISE has provided essential resources and support to the informal science learning community. Operating under a cooperative agreement …

With appreciation for CAISE and its many contributions Read More »

ASTC welcomes five new members

At its recent meeting, the ASTC Board of Directors approved five new organizations for membership: three new Science Center and Museums and two new Allied Members. Consistent with ASTC’s Bylaws, all members must be approved for membership by a majority vote of the ASTC Board of Directors. Organizations wishing to apply for membership should consult the Membership …

ASTC welcomes five new members Read More »

Twelve ASTC members receive awards from national STEM learning and literacy program

Twelve ASTC members from across the United States have been awarded funding in the latest NASA’s Universe of Learning Mini-funds cycle. NASA’s Universe of Learning is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning and literacy program that provides resources and experiences related to NASA astrophysics. Using NASA resources, awardees are creating projects and programs …

Twelve ASTC members receive awards from national STEM learning and literacy program Read More »

Introducing ASTC’s new Community Science platform

As communities work together to face global and local challenges, and as the role of science and technology in our society continues to evolve, it is more important than ever for all people to have the opportunity to engage with, participate in, contribute to, and benefit from science, technology, and innovation. Community science approaches often …

Introducing ASTC’s new Community Science platform Read More »

ASTC welcomes new Board members and chair

The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) is pleased to welcome new officers and members of its Board of Directors, who took up their positions at the conclusion of the ASTC Annual Conference earlier this month. The Board provides direction to the association representing organizations committed to public engagement with science, including a core …

ASTC welcomes new Board members and chair Read More »

Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List honors ASTC community

The ASTC community is well represented among the Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List 2021. This includes ASTC’s immediate past chair Larry Dubinski (President & CEO, The Franklin Institute) who is named to the “Power 10” list, with his service as chair of the ASTC Board of Directors among the achievements highlighted. Larry Dubinski – Power …

Blooloop 50 Museum Influencer List honors ASTC community Read More »

A year of data on science center attendance and operations provides signs of hope

In response to the continuing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on science centers and museums, ASTC has been conducting a Weekly Attendance and Operations Survey since June 2020. This ongoing survey project contains a data-benchmarking tool for members to collect and report on their visitor attendance and operational status. We have now completed analysis …

A year of data on science center attendance and operations provides signs of hope Read More »

Remembering Todd Happer

Todd Happer, Senior Manager of Member Engagement at the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC), passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, from complications of cancer. The ASTC Board of Directors and staff share our condolences with the many members of our community who treasured Todd as a trusted colleague and true friend. Todd …

Remembering Todd Happer Read More »

ASTC and IF/THEN® award more than $300,000 to 27 science centers and museums to advance equity in gender representation

Contacts:Adam Fagen (ASTC)Jodi Davis (Goodman Media for Lyda Hill Philanthropies®) ASTC and IF/THEN® award more than $300,000 to 27 science centers and museums to advance equity in gender representation Grantees leverage the IF/THEN® Collection digital library to increase representation of women in museum exhibits WASHINGTON, D.C., USA – The Association of Science and Technology Centers …

ASTC and IF/THEN® award more than $300,000 to 27 science centers and museums to advance equity in gender representation Read More »

Scroll to Top