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ASTC Annual Conference 2021

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ASTC 2021 Virtual Conference

NISE Net opportunities fact sheet revised  9-22-21
Download the PDF flyer

Virtual Booth and Exhibit Hall

The NISE Network will have a booth in the virtual exhibit hall featuring public engagement activities and resources including information about upcoming projects opportunities.  

ASTC Booth Exhibit Hall Schedule
We will be staffing the booth during the official exhibit hall schedule times:

  • Tuesday, October 5, 1:15–1:45 PM Eastern
  • Tuesday, October 5, 4:30–5:00 PM Eastern
  • Wednesday, October 6, 12:45–1:30 PM Eastern
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2:30–3:00 PM Eastern
  • Thursday, October 7, 12:45–1:15 PM Eastern
  • Thursday, October 7, 3:00–3:30 PM Eastern

NISE Network Projects and Opportunities flyer - revised 9-22-21 (PDF)


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Concurrent Sessions, Posters, and Talks


  • Reigniting Science: finding and collaborating with STEM experts
    Wednesday, October 6, 2021,  4:30 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern 
    What does a scientist look like? Meeting and engaging with scientists in person can affect interest in a topic and make STEM topics more accessible. This session will focus on ways to find and work with STEM experts. We'll provide strategies and tools for creating successful, fun, effective experiences


  • Where should the sprinkles go? Co-design strategies for baking equity into public engagement experiences
    Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
    Co-design can help advance equity and social justice in the creation of learning experiences. Co-design involves multiple stakeholders in the ideation and implementation of exhibits, programs, and materials for public engagement. Three projects, working with networks of museums and community-based organizations, share their methods and unpack what worked and didn't.
    • Sherry Hsi, Principal Scientist. BSCS Science Learning
    • Darrell Porcello, Director of National STEM Networks, Children's Creativity Museum
    • Max Cawley, Program Manager: Learning Philosophy & Evaluation, Museum of Life and Science
    • Ali Jackson, Director of Programs & Partnerships, Sciencenter
    • Imani Vincent, Families Moving Forward
    • Gustavo Hernandez, Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop