Dennis Schatz has been honored with the Robert H. Carleton Award from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). Considered NSTA’s highest honor, the award recognizes
Many ASTC-member science centers and museums have been named among the best science museums and children’s museums in the United States, according to votes in
The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) stands with the people of Ukraine. As a global network of science centers, science museums, and science engagement organizations, we join with our community in condemning the attack on Ukraine’s independence and supporting the Ukrainian people.
America COMPETES Act of 2022 promotes informal STEM education and intersection of science and society
Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the America COMPETES Act of 2022 (H.R. 4521) on a vote of 222–210. This bill contains
The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, California, has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM). The awards
ASTC is pleased to partner with Science Near Me, a new web and mobile platform to help connect people with opportunities to explore, experience, and
Among the new class of AAAS Fellows announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are several individuals affiliated with ASTC members
A coalition of national museums associations—including ASTC—are speaking up on the continuing need for relief to museums as a result of the lasting impact of
Following on the earlier advisory on confronting health misinformation, the U.S. Surgeon General has released a community toolkit for addressing health misinformation, defined as “information
Communities for Immunity awards funding to 50 additional museums and libraries to advance vaccine confidence
A coalition of national museum and library associations, including ASTC, today announced the recipients of the second round of funding for Communities for Immunity. Supported by
The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution declaring 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022). With this resolution,
Earlier this month, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced the launch of a new challenge to broaden participation in science
Congratulations to the ASTC-member institutions who received funding in American Rescue Plan Act grants from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). More than 60 ASTC members will share over $2.6 million, out of the total $15.3 million awarded to 390 projects.
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,