ASTC welcomes eight new members

At its most recent meeting, the ASTC Board of Directors has approved eight new organizations for membership. 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 section of the ASTC website. Applications for 2023 will be …

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Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards presented for Business Practice, Individual Leadership, and Visitor Experience

The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) has presented its Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards to three additional member organizations and one individual in three categories. The virtual awards ceremony, which was incorporated into the program for #ASTCvirtual, completes a process that began with the presentation of awards in two other categories—Community Science …

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ASTC welcomes four new members

The ASTC Board of Directors has approved four new organizations for membership: one new Science Center and Museum Member and three 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 section of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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