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Diversity Access Equity and Inclusion

Get to Know the 2019 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome its 2019 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—including 11 New Fellows and six Alumni Fellows—to the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference in Toronto. The Fellows are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2019 to gain professional development experiences, develop a broader peer network, and build their leadership skills. Fellows will continue to... Read More

Upcoming Hangout—Creating Change Series: Beginning the Journey

There are so many considerations to make when trying to advance the practice of valuing diversity, accessibility, inclusion, and equity (DAIE), particularly when trying to create permanent institutional change. Often, the most challenging step is the first one, and it can feel overwhelming and isolating—but it doesn’t have to. You can join a community of... Read More

Upcoming Webinar—LGBT+STEM: Getting in the Mindset

Get ready for the upcoming international LGBTSTEM Day on July 5, celebrating LGBTQ+ people in science, technology, engineering and math!   The ASTC Advocates for Diversity Community of Practice is hosting a webinar that highlights ways in which science centers and museums are committed to establishing an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community.    ... Read More

Your Guide to Creating a Competitive Diversity Fellows Application

So you want to be a 2019 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellow? You’ve talked with your supervisor, considered your professional goals, built a passion for making change in the science center field, and you are now ready to apply to the 2019 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows Program. Below are some tips and advice... Read More

Getting Ready for LGBTSTEM Day

This coming July 5 is LGBTSTEM Day, an international day celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Science centers and museums that would like to plan events for the day, work with LGBTQIA organizations in their communities, or introduce inclusive practices in their institutions... Read More

Webinar—Applying for the Cultural Competence Learning Institute

Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.     Applications for participating in the next cohort of the Cultural Competence Learning Institute (CCLI) were due on Monday, November 19. If you are interested in learning more about the CCLI experience and institutional benefits, please watch this recorded webinar. You’ll... Read More

General Plenary Session Keynote with Kumar Garg

During the General Plenary Session at the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference in Hartford, Connecticut, Kumar Garg, Senior Director for Technology and Society at Schmidt Futures, explored what happens at the intersection of education, technology, and equity. Garg’s current portfolio includes four core areas of work: promoting the positive digital transformation of society by investing in... Read More

2018 Alan J. Friedman Science Center Dialogues Luncheon

These annual, thought-provoking discussions are presented in the spirit of the founding director of the New York Hall of Science, Queens, New York. Explore ways that we can better understand ourselves—and the communities and people we serve—through the lenses of neuroscience, psychology, medicine, and public health. What can we learn from these fields about broadening... Read More

Meet the 2018 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is excited to welcome the 2018 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows to this year’s conference in Hartford, Connecticut. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2018 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills. Following in-depth workshops Thursday and Friday, they are looking... Read More