ASTC recognizes extraordinary achievement through awards presented to distinguished members and friends of the science center field. The association also fosters greater understanding among international colleagues and encourages new talent by supporting participation of individuals from outside the United States and professionals of color in the ASTC Annual Conference.

The Fellow Award for Outstanding Contribution, ASTC’s highest honor, is awarded to individuals who have performed exemplary service to the field and furthered the public understanding of science.  more

The Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards, which have been awarded each year since 2005, are presented annually to ASTC members and/or their employees in recognition of extraordinary accomplishments in Visitor Experience, Business Practice, and Leadership in the Field.  more

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