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  • 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, 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, 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: 01/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephanie Lenox, promotions director at A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village (Salem, Oregon), describe shifts in her institution's community outreach program, as evidence in recent changes to their homeless shelter program. Through a new phase in the museum's family-centric ACCESS program, the museum will partner with four ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jennifer Stancil, executive director of educational partnerships at WQED Multimedia and former executive director of the Girls, Math & Science Partnership (GMSP) at the Carnegie Science Center, explains how this innovative program strengthens girls' identity and interest in science. Girls ages 10 to 17 engage in online and in- ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Judith Lombana, of the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa, Florida, and Angela Walters, formerly of MOSI, explore how science centers can impact math and science teaching in their local school districts. MOSI's involvement in the Mathematics and Science Teaching, Recruitment and Alternative Certification (MSTRAC) program ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2009
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sue Allen, principal of Allen & Associates, discusses the summative evaluation of "Secrets of Circles" and effectiveness of trilingual (English, Spanish, and Vietnamese) labels. Allen outlines the general audience's reaction to these labels along with the reactions of Latino families and Vietnamese-descent families. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kristin Abkemeier, science writer, physicist and former intern for the Exploratorium's public information department, and Carolyn Sutterfield, ASTC editor, profile two Explortorium fellows from the museum's Center for Informal Learning in Schools. According to the authors, these postdoctoral fellows represent a new generation of ... »

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