Mississippi Children’s Museum honored with 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Congratulations to the Mississippi Children’s Museum (Jackson, Mississippi) for being named as one of six recipients of the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service! This award, which is bestowed by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is considered the nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums that make significant …

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ASTC members named finalists for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

Five ASTC members have been announced as finalists for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Awarded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities. In the past 15 years, …

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New AAAS Fellows include those committed to public engagement in science

December 3, 2020 A number of individuals involved in science engagement have been elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as AAAS Fellows. Beginning in 1874, AAAS has been electing Fellows in recognition of diverse accomplishments, including research, leadership, teaching, mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science. James Bell …

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IMLS seeking nominations for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor awarded to libraries and museums for service to their communities. Since 1994, IMLS has presented the award to institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to community service. …

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Nominations open for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is seeking nominations for the 2020­–2021 cycle. The awards represent the nation’s highest honor for individuals and organizations who work with and serve those that are underrepresented in STEM education and the workforce. Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors in …

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Portal to the Public honored by Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society

Portal to the Public has been honored with the inaugural Enduring Achievement Award from the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). The initiative is a flexible strategic framework that helps science centers and other informal learning organizations create meaningful face-to-face interactions between working scientists and public audiences. Although each setting is unique, most …

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Members of science center community elected as AAAS Fellows

Several members of the science center community have been elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as AAAS Fellows. Beginning in 1874, AAAS has been electing Fellows in recognition of diverse accomplishments, including research, leadership, teaching, mentoring, fostering collaborations, and advancing public understanding of science. While some of the new Fellows …

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