Akash Sharma is an experienced STEM educator and museum professional who currently works at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Akash has been working at NYSCI since early 2010 and has been involved with Science Career Ladder, a youth development educational program focused on New York City youth.
Akash has been with NYCMER since 2014, starting as a member of the Conference Committee for two years. He now serves on NYCMER Board of Trustees and as the Website Coordinator.
Akash is also a photographer and a tech enthusiast. You can connect with him on LinkedIn
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A part of the American Alliance of Museums, The Standing Professional Committee on Education (EdCom) advances the purpose of museums as places of lifelong learning, serves as an advocate for diverse audiences and educators, and promotes professional standards and excellence in the practice of museum education.
American Alliance of Museums
The American Alliance of Museums (formerly the American Association of Museums) strengthens the museum community through advocacy, developing best practices and standards, and providing resources and career development. Many NYCMER members attend AAM's Annual Meeting, and the NYCMER Board recommends reading the 2012 and 2014 National Comparative Museum Salary Surveys.
GEM Group for Education in Museums
They “promote the importance of learning through museums, galleries and other cultural organizations.” They are based in the UK, but have members around the world.
“InformalScience.org is a growing online community site that strives to support knowledge-sharing, collaboration and the growth of innovation among diverse professionals in the field of informal science education. The site seeks to connect research, practice and evaluation work to a living collection of informal learning projects.” It is part of University of Pittsburgh's Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE).
Media and Technology Committee
The Media and Technology Committee is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Alliance of Museums. Their mission is to identify, access, and advocate a broad variety of program uses for media and technology in helping museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.
Museum Education Roundtable
Formed in 1969, the Museum Education Roundtable fosters professionalism among museum educators across the United States by encouraging leadership, scholarship and research in museum- based learning. MER publishes the Journal of Museum Education