The Association for Science and Discovery Centres project portfolio
These pages give details of the current projects run by The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
Explore Your Universe
A new partnership bringing together some of the most fascinating and diverse science in the country with the talents and infrastructure of the nation's largest network of science engagement organisations.
World Space Week Grants
Announcing our new World Space Week grants to help ASDC members celebrate UK space science and technology during World Space Week. Deadline August 13th 2012.
Announcing our new stargazing grants to enable ASDC members to work with Dark Sky Discovery groups around the UK to help members of their communities to explore and enjoy the night sky.
Hands-on DNA: Exploring Evolution
Announcing our new national molecular biology project to extend the opportunity to explore evolution using high-quality, engaging molecular biology workshops to students across the UK.
Solar Sparks project
A project led by the School of Chemistry at Edinburgh University, and funded by EPSRC, investigating the future of solar power
Europe's stem cell hub: information, education, conversation
Sciencewise pilot project
A project led by Sciencewise, invesitgating ways of using existing dialogue events to help inform policy around science and technology issues.
NEF, Science on the Street
The New Economics Foundation has created an excellent resource to encourage conversation about key scientific issues in public spaces, involving members of the public.
Time for Nano
In collaboration with 13 partners in 10 countries across Europe, ASDC is developing ‘Time for Nano’. An exciting project all about nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Dialogue Academy was a Wellcome Trust-supported training programme that focuses on how to embed dialgoue and debate into everyday activities in science centres.
The Doing Dialogue project was collaboration between Ecsite-uk (now the Association for Science and Discovery Centres) and four UK science centres. The project aimed to enable young people's voices to contribute to
consultations on biomedical science and explore and improve
marketing of debate and dialogue events to schools.
An innovative EPSRC funded project involving ASDC, a number of science centres in collaboration with sound scientists at two top universities.
Activities & events
The Association for Science and Discovery Centres is developing activities, debates, events for young people.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The Association for Science and Discovery Centres is working with science centres and museums to deliver professional training.
Small Talk - discussing nanotechnologies
The Association for Science and Discovery Centres is a partner in the Small Talk project.
Small Talk provides coherence to a range of activities around the UK, focused on discussing nanotechnologies with the public and scientists.
Science Centre Enrichment Activities
Awards have been made to small consortia of 3 – 4 science and discovery centres/museums in the UK for enrichment activities.
If you have a new project in the pipeline, or a current project that has potential for national roll-out, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and let's explore the idea together.