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Publications & Presentations

Attendance at Science Centers. (download)
Christine Ruffo (ASTC), James Chung (Reach Advisors), and Charlie Trautmann (Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY) present the results of a 10-year study of attendance at science centers during the 2013 ASTC Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Orienting New Team Members for Long-Term Success, Dimensions, the bimonthly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), July - August 2013
Sciencenter Executive Director Charlie Trautmann outlines the Sciencenter orientation process.
Download the article: Orienting New Team Members for Long-Term Success

Our Boards in Action: Interview with Robin Davisson, PhD (download)
(ASTC Dimensions, May-Jun 2013, p. 14)
Davisson, chair of the Sciencenter's board of trustees, discusses the board-staff relationship and the Sciencenter's impact on its community.

Attendance at Science Centers: Trends from 2002-2011 (download)
(Trautmann, C.H. and Ruffo, C., Informal Learning Review, Vol. 119, Mar-Apr 2013, pp. 18-21)
A report on ten years of attendance data from 107 science museums worldwide and implications for the field.

Strategies for Financial Health, Dimensions, the bimonthly magazine of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), July-August 2011
Sciencenter Executive Director Charlie Trautmann and Deputy Director Lara Litchfield-Kimber report to the ASTC community on how the Sciencenter has managed to stay financially healthy during economically tough times.
Download the article: Strategies for Financial Health

Monograph on Sustainability and Global Warming
Sciencenter Executive Director Charlie Trautmann visited 34 European museums in 2007 to see how they address issues in sustainability and global warming.
Download his report: A Change in the Weather

Reports

Sciencenter Report to the Community 2012-2013 (download)

Sciencenter Report to the Community 2011-2012 (download)