ASTC 2017 Presentations


Access Isn’t Easy
Adults In the Wild—Engaging Adult Audiences with Off-campus Events
Building Bridges: Empathetic Listening, Appreciative Inquiry, and Community Inclusion as Authentic Community Engagement Work
Career Awareness and Exploration in Museum Youth Programs: Meeting Future Needs Now
Create a World in Half a Day (Virtually)
Early Science Learning—Resources, Tools, and Activities to Help Adults Support Children’s Science Learning
The Eavesdropping Evaluator
Extreme Event: Using Role-playing Games to Build Community Disaster Resilience
Fun with Climate Science! Creative Ways to Engage the Public with Climate Change
Innovative Approaches to Staff Development and Teacher Training Using IMLS Grant Funding  12
Iterating Institutional Change: Small Experiments in Making a Big Difference
Moving the Needle on Environmental Sustainability Actions  123
Museums for All: Expanding Access
NASA and Beyond: Field Experience in Developing Entrepreneurial Partnerships 12
The Power of Narrative
Public Engagement with Scientific Methods (Flash Session)
Roads Taken: Youth Programs Paving the Way for Diversity Mapped by YouthALIVE!
Science beyond the Boundaries: Exploring Micro-innovation Best Practices and Great Ideas for Less than $1,000
Science Center Superheroes: Life at the Intersection of Passion and Persistence
Sensory-Friendly Science: Designing Opportunities to Engage Toddlers to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Small, but Mighty: Successes and Struggles in Building Evaluation Capacity in Small Museums 12
Smart Museums: Novel Technologies for Enhancing Exhibits and Visitor Learning
The Transgender Museum Experience: Creating a Safe Space for Everyone to Work, Learn, and Play


The ActApp: A Toolkit for Evaluating the Outcomes of STEM Learning Experiences
Best Practices in Facilitating Engineering Design Challenges
Beyond Science Centers: Examining Public Engagement across the Field of Informal Science Education
Bridging Informal STEM Learning and Science Communication
Carnegie STEM Excellence Pathway
Code Together: Teaching Computer Science to Teachers and Students
Co-operative Strategies: A Win-Win Partnership between Universcience and Local Authorities
Creating Accessible Makerspaces at Museums and Colleges with Soaring Socks: A Catapult Tinkering Challenge
Creativity—Cultivating an Essential Skill for Future Entrepreneurs
The Expanding Universe of Astronomy on Tap Public Outreach
Exploring Museum Visitors’ Learning and Interaction with an Augmented Circuit Exhibit
Focus Field Trip: A New Model for Engaging School Groups
Free Hands-on STEM Resources
Inspiring Cultural Empathy in Early Learners through Anthropology
NSF is Making a “Quantum Leap”
Parent-child Collaborative Investigation during Family Science Night Events
A Pack to Create The Pack: How Multiple Perspectives Can Inform Digital Game Development
Science, Technology, and the Humanities Grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Staying in Science: An Examination of Pathways of Youth Participating in Immersive Science Research Activities
Successful STEAM: Designing Art-Science Activities
A (Tech)Quest into New Territory: Onsite Gaming and the National Air and Space Museum
User-generated and Observed Data at the Hall of Human Life
Using 360° Videos to Go behind the Scenes with Scientists