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On Thursday, March 22, AAM testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. Bell noted the vital role museums are playing in STEM education and urged the Subcommittee to reject a proposed 22% cut in funding for the Informal Science Education program at the National Science Foundation.

How Museums are Fostering the Workforce of the Future using STEM - National Museum of Natural History’s new Laboratories of Analytical Biology (LAB)

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Boston Museum of Science's Ioannis Miaoulis on Museums and STEM education http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/stem-education/2011/12/07/museums-key-to-stem-success?goback=.gde_1851525_member_112961442

Susan Hildreth, former Seattle city librarian, talks about how sequestration affects museums and libraries

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Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped. If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the ubiquity of McDonald's, this stat may make your day: There are more public libraries (about 17,000) in America than outposts of the burger mega-chain (about 14,000). The same is true of Starbucks (about 11,000 coffee shops nationally).

Touch the Sun exhibit - opening night at Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA. #stem #nasa #sdo #science #sun - @camillasdo- #webstagram