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2019 ASTC Intensives: Dive Deeply into Morning, Afternoon, and All-Day Workshops

Plunge into these immersive ASTC Intensive workshops on Friday, September 20, before the 2019 ASTC Annual Conference officially begins on Saturday.     ASTC Intensives are a chance for conference attendees to participate in focused learning experiences on a single topic, as well as to connect and network with peers with similar occupational and topical interests. Imagined,... 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

Nominations for the 2019 Leading Edge Awards close May 31

Nominate an institution, a colleague, or yourself for a 2019 Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Award by May 31. This globally prestigious honor recognizes extraordinary achievement in science center and museum leadership, exhibitions, programs, marketing, fundraising, operations, visitor services, and more. Now in their 15th year, the awards commemorate the late Roy L. Shafer, a... Read More

Tool Foundry: Advancing Accessible Tools for Scientific Discovery

What if everyone had access to powerful tools for scientific learning and problem solving? Scientific discovery tools—from telescopes to magnetometers—help us answer questions and generate knowledge. But many powerful tools are too expensive or too difficult for non-experts to use. Earlier this month, Luminary Labs launched Tool Foundry to advance scientific discovery tools that anyone... Read More

Webinar—Going Mobile? Bring a COMPASS

Discover the art and science of using “Indoor GPS” and mobile phones in museums for interpretation, visitor tracking, accessibility, personalization, and more.   Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library.   This webinar addressed some of the Why, How, What, and For Whom topics that arose from the presentations... 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