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  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    At any given moment, Lucianne Walkowicz might be rehearsing with her indie-punk band, training for a marathon, delivering a TED Talk, or helping a stranger determine whether there are, in fact, pyramids on Mars. An astronomer at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium as well as a TED Senior Fellow, Walkowicz is dedicated not only to studying science but also ... »
  • 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: 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: 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, 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 ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article showcases how outreach initiatives, in two different parts of the world, are bringing enjoyable relevant science activities directly into communities that may not ordinarily come to science centers. Erik Stengler describes outreach projects at the Museum of Science and the Cosmos on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Pino Zappalà, secretary general of CentroScienza, Turin, Italy, draws on experience as director of the Euroscience Open Forum 2010 and describes the success of the Science in the City program. Zappalà argues that community events like Science in the City bring together scientists and the general public, essentially giving science ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of the Wild Center/Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks, Tupper Lake, New York, explains how the rural science center has stepped in to provide leadership in its community related to climate change initiatives and educational programming. The museum organizes events and coalitions, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kathy Sykes, profesor of Sciences and Society at the University of Bristol and chair of the independent Steering Group for the Expert Resource Centre, Sciencewise, discusses the recent trend of policymakers engaging the public in dialogue about science issues. Sykes explains the role science centers have in fostering this dialogue ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article summarizes the Cambridge Science Festival, a project launched by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum in April 2007. John Durant and P.A. d’Arbeloff, leaders of the program, describe successes and benefits of the program, including increased public awareness of the MIT Museum and increased museum attendance. ... »

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