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  • Date: 12/21/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    John Ziman with his old-fashioned ways, was a real British gentleman of the colonies. Born and raised in New Zealand, Ziman belonged to that large group of men and women that went back to their fathers’ land in the last century from the Commonwealth countries. In many cases, they were individuals with an outstanding intellect and, therefore, a ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The MyBEST (Mentoring Youth Building Employable Skills in Technology) project, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education program, concluded its three years of operation in 2006. This youth-based program was intended to provide participants with in-depth learning experiences involving information and design ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explains the concepts of disruptive innovation and catalytic innovation, a subset of disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovations challenge industry incumbents by offering simpler, good-enough alternatives to an underserved group of customers, whereas catalytic innovations can surpass the status quo by providing good-enough solutions ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Jeffrey Kirsch, executive director of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center and chair of the IGLO Education Committee, and Erik Jacquemyn, CEO of Technopolis and ASTC board member, who together co-chair ASTC's International Advisory Board, explain the emergence of a network of partners known as IGLO (International action on GLObal ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this brief article, Colin Johnson, chair of the "International action for GLObal warming" (IGLO initiative's Advisory Group (IAG) and former CEO of Techniquest, describes the role and objectives of the IAG. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, David Herring, program manager for Education and Outreach in the Earth Sciences division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Frank Niepold, Climate Education Fellow at NOAA Climate Education, and Joel Halvorson, educational technology fellow at the Science Museum of Minnesota, discuss research about the public's uncertainty about ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Charlie Trautmann, executive director of Sciencenter, describes ASTC's "International action for GLObal warming" (IGLO) Toolkit of ready-to-use resources that support science centers efforts to educate the public about global warming. A sampling of IGLO Toolkit resources is included at the end of this article. ... »
  • Date: 10/03/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Monarch Butterfly Larval Monitoring project is a collaborative Citizen Science Project in which informal science education (ISE) institutions participate in research to measure the distribution and abundance of monarch butterfly larvae throughout the US, addressing the lack of knowledge about the breeding phase of the annual cycle. This ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) is a collaboration among Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of California—Santa Barbara, and the Museum of Science—Boston with participation by Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), the University of Basel (Switzerland), the University of Tokyo ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The goal of this engineering education project entitled EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN ENGINEERS (EWE) is to encourage more academically prepared high school girls to consider engineering as an attractive option for post-secondary education and subsequent careers in order to increase the number of women who make up the engineering workforce. Specific project ... »

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