The STEM Education Coalition is delighted to welcome the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) as our newest member of the Coalition’s Leadership Council!
ASTC is the primary association for the nation’s leading science museums and science centers. Some of their most distinguished members include the Museum of Science Boston, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco. The group has long been engaged in advocacy around science and STEM education at the federal level. ASTC believes in the value of science centers to connect people with science, provide firsthand experience, and encourage curiosity.
Melissa Ballard, formerly of the Afterschool Alliance, is now the Director of Public Policy for ASTC on the Coalition. ASTC is excited to join the STEM Education Coalition in its important policy and advocacy efforts.
Welcome!! You can learn more about ASTC here.