The Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the understanding of and engagement with science and technology among all people.

Cristin Dorgelo at ASTC 2019

ASTC is a membership association based in North America that has supported
the global science engagement field since 1973. ASTC  creates strategic opportunities, develops intellectual capital, and assembles resources to support our members in realizing their missions and engaging their communities.

ASTC’s Strategic Direction

ASTC is working toward it’s strategic targets by convening our members and implementing programs and initiatives.

ASTC’s Commitment to Science
ASTC and its members agree that science is a human endeavor that uses scientific methods, observations, and experimentation to develop explanations of the natural world; scientific theories are grounded in and compatible with evidence internally consistent, and demonstrably effective in explaining a wide variety of phenomena; science is based on scientific methods, scientific observation, experimentation, and many thousands of peer-reviewed publications; and the development of technology has always, and continues to, depend on scientific research and human ingenuity.
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