ASTRA Affiliated Programs

NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist L. Noir Carr inspired by U.S. Department of Energy's displays at T.C. Williams High School's Noche De Ciencias (Night of Science)

December 29, 2016

I was delighted to be invited by Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein to serve as a Global NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist and attend an annual TC Williams High School “Noche de Ciencias,” more commonly known as “Night of Science.” Upon entering the Alexandria, Virginia High School, I was immediately welcomed by students, who then ushered me to the dining area where a variety of booths circled the inside of the room.

2016 STEM on the Hill Inspires 300 Global NetGeneration of Youth STEM Ambassadors as the Next Generation of Innovators

May 23, 2016

Under the leadership of ASTRA’s Advisor and Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, three hundred Global NetGeneration of Youth STEM Ambassadors travelled to the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. on April 12th to serve as inquiring Cyberjournalists at the 21st annual Congressional Visits Day STEM on the HillTM Reception convened by the Science-Engineering -Technology Working Group ( and co-chaired by ASTRA and IEEE.

ASTRA: Answering the Call to ‘Sustaining Women in STEM’ and to ‘Champion Diversity and Inclusion’

April 04, 2016

ASTRA's Executive Director, Dr. Robert Boege and Senior Advisor & Futurist Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein were invited to join 100 other STEM Trailblazers for a dynamic day-long Round Table and Policy Forum to address issues of attracting, retaining, and advancing women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on March 29th.

ASTRA and Career Communications Group join Congressman G.K.Butterfield and Congresswoman Barbara Lee at TECH 2020 Press Conference fostering Diversity in Innovative Tech Companies

December 10, 2015

Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein represented ASTRA as Advisor and Futurist, and Career Communications Group as their Alum and 2015 Women of Color in STEM Lifetime Achievement Awardee at the TECH 2020 press event, “African American Tech Talent: Ready, Willing and Able,” held on December 3rd. at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

ASTRA Salutes its Advisor and Futurist, Dr. Ronnie B. Lowenstein, as the Recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the 20th Annual Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit, Michigan

November 30, 2015

Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein was honored with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Women of Color Science, Technology Engineering and Math Gala as a pioneer whose career spanning research, policy and practice has promoted Equity-Focused STEM Innovation, nationally and internationally.