In a society that is increasingly reliant on science &
technology for the day-to-day living, the public is
required to make decisions on technologies they
do not understand. The public relies on sources of
informal science & technology education to stay
current on technological advances, although there
are minimal available resources for this type of

Few sources are being created or new research
being conducted to increase & improve reliable
resources for the public. The Lab for Technological
Literacy works both independently and with the
media to address these shortfalls to help increase
the public’s digital literacy. These resources
include museum programs, interactive media, and
Internet websites.