Monday, May 29, 2006

Association of Science-Technology Centers wins NSB Public Service Award

The U.S. National Science Board (NSB) has named ASTC as a recipient of its 2006 Public Service Award, given annually to people and organizations whose extraordinary contributions have increased the public understanding of science or engineering.

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an organization of science centers and museums dedicated to furthering the public understanding of science among increasingly diverse audiences. ASTC encourages excellence and innovation in informal science learning by serving and linking its members worldwide and advancing their common goals. ASTC provides professional development for the science center field, promotes best practices, supports effective communication, strengthens the position of science centers within the community at large, and fosters the creation of successful partnerships and collaborations.