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  • Date: 07/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative research, approaches and resources for use in a variety of settings. The subject of physics and all of its sub-disciplines are becoming more prevalent in the public press as the research results appear ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    On November 10, science centers and museums will be encouraged to engage in activities that are relevant to one (or more) of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) declared by the UN. Through blog posts and a global interactive map (the latter of which will be launched in September at the 2016 ASTC Annual Conference), the ISCSMD website tells ... »
  • Date: 01/29/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Today’s science centers are becoming more aware of changes in their local contexts and are concerned about playing a role in building and contributing to society. The Mechelen Declaration, resulting from the Science Centre World Summit 2014 held in Mechelen, Belgium, clearly expresses this commitment with two of its goals (SCWS, 2014): 1. “We will ... »
  • Date: 01/29/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Humanity crossed a remarkable but relatively unheralded milestone back in 2009. For the first time in human history, more people had come to live in cities than in rural areas. And this great global migration is continuing and in fact accelerating. By 2050, 6 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—are expected to be living in cities. ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In the 1980s in the United States, the traditional science center business and mission models worked well. Science centers were the most prominent source for informal science learning with financial support from governments and donors and a quasi-monopoly on IMAX films, science store merchandise, and interactive exhibits. A science center’s ... »
  • Date: 07/11/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In July 1945 (70 years ago this month), Presidential Science Advisor Vannevar Bush delivered to then-President Harry Truman the resulting report (of only 35 pages) that would emerge as an epic treatise, entitled Science—The Endless Frontier. The report spoke convincingly about the role of science in the public interest, the value of science in ... »
  • Date: 05/26/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    I would like to thank the many ASTC members who completed our recent ASTC Member Benefits Survey. ASTC has launched many new programs and services for our members since our last survey several years ago. Periodic surveys help us to know where we are succeeding and what we may need to reassess. We did hear from some of you that the survey itself ... »