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  • Date: 05/30/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science of soundscape ecology analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2017
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The United States’ most produced living playwright brings stories of science into the spotlight. Lauren Gunderson first married science and the stage in Background, a production that journeys back through the life of a cosmologist and through time itself. She’s now adding science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)–oriented children’s books ... »
  • Date: 07/29/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    A seven-year-old boy, his tech-savvy big sister, and their scientist parents take on the universe in Miles from Tomorrowland, an animated series set in outer space. Creator and Executive Producer Sascha Paladino pitched the show to Disney in 2010, shortly after learning that he and his wife were expecting twins. Fearing that he might never take ... »
  • Date: 05/31/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2016 issue of Dimensions magazine. It discusses whether smartphones benefit or detract from the museum experience from a variety of perspectives from the field. ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    ASTC has added to its website an exciting new feature called #myscimuseum at Here we have begun to collect widely diverse quotes, videos, and photos that demonstrate over and over again how meaningful our work can be. These are the stories of our visitors, science center professionals, volunteers, and local supporters who are ... »
  • 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: 07/10/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Filmmaker David Attenborough has created countless seminal nature documentaries, including Life on Earth, The Private Life of Plants, and The Blue Planet. His sonorous voice has guided viewers through caves in Borneo, across Antarctic glaciers, through the jungles of Rwanda, and along the bottom of the ocean. In his 60-year career, Attenborough ... »
  • Date: 05/30/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Andy Aichele, director of COSI University at COSI in Columbus, Ohio, discusses the success of the TEDxColumbus initiative, a program that he curates with Ruth Milligan. Aichele also describes the newly developed TEDxYouth@Columbus program that mirrors the structure of the TEDx events but targets a youth audience. These events, ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kati Tyystjärvi, project manager of the Open Science Resources (OSR) portal project at Heureka in Vantaa, Finland, discusses the OSR project, which gives teachers, students, and general visitors access to digital materials such as images of exhibits and museum collections, animations, videos, lesson plans, and student projects. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Alison Bruzek, project director of ScienceMakers, an initiative of HistoryMakers, discusses this three-year project to document the contributions of African Americans to STEM fields, engage the public in scientific discussions and increase awareness of scientific careers, particularly among underrepresented minorities. Bruzek ... »