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  • Date: 03/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In October 2015, the Board of Trustees of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, voted to move our investments in fossil fuels to investments in renewable energy. The initiative was first presented to our board’s executive committee in September and finance committee in October. While this appears to have been a quick decision, the ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. It presents perspectives from science center and museum professionals about the role of 3D printing in their institutions. ... »
  • Date: 08/22/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, science center and museum professionals from around the world share ways that they are engaging visitors in hands-on innovation. Work from the following organizations are discussed: Exploratorium, Discovery Center of Idaho, Lawrence Hall of Science, Iridescent, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, Ideum, Discovery Place, ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kate Elder, communications and marketing director of Scitech in Perth, Australia, discusses their Beyond the Beaker program designed to inspire youth ages 13-15 to pursue a career in STEM. Elder outlines the program goals and evaluation strategies and findings. In a side-bar, Elder also describes the museum's semi-annual Science ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Steven Vols, coordination manager at Technopolis, the Flemish Science Centre in Mechelen, Belgium, describes two programs--the Girls Only Technology Club and Girls' Day--that aim to introduce girls to both engineering and technical careers. These programs provide girls ages 10-12 the opportunity to develop technical skills before ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Catherine Aldridge, director of Catalyst Learning and Communication, a STEM Ambassador contract holder for Wilshire and Swindon, and former director of education, exhibitions, and programs for At-Bristol, discusses the STEM Ambassadors program, in which mentors inspire young people and raise awareness about STEM careers. Aldridge ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Barbara Pontello, project manager for the Global Marathon For, By, and About Women in Engineering and Technology, explains how this annual, worldwide forum connects professional women, college students, and girls for virtual and in-person conversations about education and careers in engineering and technology. Pontello encourages ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Laura Huerta Migus, director of equity and diversity at ASTC, showcases examples of the innovative work ASTC members are doing to support the Youth Inspired Challenge. This global, ASTC-led initiative, launched in October 2010, seeks to highlight the impact of ASTC-member institutions' youth programs on science achievement. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, curator of anthropology, Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science, and Jami Powell, Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation (NAGPRA) research assistant, all at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, discusses the museum's efforts to create a mutually beneficial collaboration between the museum ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes how the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center (Mobile, Alabama) responded to the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill (April 22, 2010) and helped visitors better understand the science behind the spill. The Museum also used the disaster as an opportunity to discuss the importance of preserving the Gulf's ecosystems and biodiversity of the ... »

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