2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

Innovations in Science and Technology

Saturday, October 21, 2017

11:30 AM-12:45 PM


Explore, Experiment, and Empower: Engaging Museum Visitors with Data Using Science Journal
Session Leader:
Prinda Wanakule, The Tech Museum of Innovation
Presenters:
Lauren Cage, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Amit Deutsch, Google Making & Science, Adam Maltese, Indiana University, Allyson Feeney, Exploratorium and Konina Biswas, Google, Making & Science

2:00 PM-3:15 PM


A Pack to Create the Pack: How Multiple Perspectives Can Inform Digital Game Development (Poster Presentation)
Session Leader:
Tara Chudoba, New York Hall of Science
Presenter:
Amanda Jaksha, New York Hall of Science

NSF is Making a “Quantum Leap” —How Can Science Museums Keep Up? (Poster Presentation)
Session Leader:
Carol Lynn Alpert, Museum of Science
Presenter:
Karine Thate, Museum of Science

Using Digital Collections of Natural History Museums to Enhance K–12 Learning: Best Practice Recommendations
Session Leader:
Liz Baird, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Session Moderator:
Adania Flemming, Florida Museum of Natural History
Presenters:
Anne Basham, Arizona State University and Christine Goforth, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Monday, October 23, 2017

9:15 AM-10:30 AM


Opportunities for Biotechnology Engagement: Lessons Learned, Risks, and New Directions
Session Leader:
David Sittenfeld, Museum of Science
Presenters:
Ali Jackson, Sciencenter, Caroline Lowenthal, Museum of Science, Carlin Hsueh, Association of Science-Technology Centers and Romie Littrell, Guerilla Science

4:15 PM-5:30 PM


Talking about Drones: How to Start a Productive Conversation with Guests in Science Centers
Session Leader:
Perry Roth-Johnson, California Science Center
Session Moderator:
Perry Roth-Johnson, California Science Center
Presenters:
Kathleen McCarthy, Museum of Science and Industry, Georgeenia Ariaratnam, Science Museum and Christian Gelzer, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center