Official notice of ASC Special General Meeting, 18 February 2020

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Special General Meeting, to be held in Melbourne during the ASC2020 Conference February 2020
When: Tuesday 18 February, 1.15pm
Where: Learning and Teaching Building, Monash Clayton Campus, Victoria.
RSVP: secretary@asc.asn.au
Only financial ASC members are eligible to attend the SGM. Please check you have renewed your membership community.asc.asn.au
Agenda items […]

Keynote presentations at ASC2020

The upcoming conference program is looking fantastic with a huge range of speakers sharing experience and expertise across health, environment, media, research, creativity, behaviour change, gender equity and more.  We are very pleased to announce and highlight some of our keynote sessions for ASC2020 below.

Monday opening plenary – Can we save our grandchildren? Inspiring change […]

Rachael Vorwerk ASC Science Communicator Scope Interview

Why did you choose to study science?
Growing up in sunny Mildura played in a big part in my love of nature and the outdoors. We’d kayak, bike ride and swim in the summer and we’d go away every year to the Great Ocean Road. My Mum was a primary school teacher and she would often […]

The Big Science Communication Challenges: Alison Leigh

This post is part of a series which asked past presidents of ASC: What are the biggest science communication challenges Australia faces right now and over the next decade?
Response from Alison Leigh
 
When I was ASC president 25 years ago , my day job was running Quantum,  ABC TV “s iconic science program, so my perspective […]

President’s Update, January

Frequently ASC-ed questions
Most ASC activities happen at the state level through our branches.  So as we start 2020 and planning ahead, based on feedback from state branch organisers we’ve put together a handy short guide with answers to some basic questions that help make branches run, like:

How do we get funding?
How do you run an […]

A handy guide to running an ASC Branch

Frequently ASC-ed questions
Download the Guide here
If you find yourself running an ASC state or territory branch, there are some questions you might have.

How do we get funding?
How do you run an AGM?
Do we have public liability insurance?
What kind of communications channels are open to ASCers?

I’ve put together a first draft of a guide to help […]

President’s Update, December

As science communicators there are not many chances for our community to recognise and acknowledge the great contributors to Scicomm in Australia.  There are very few awards especially for science communication, with categories like the Eureka Prize for Promoting Science Understading going to researchers who actively engage in communication.  This is wonderful, as the work […]

Vanessa Fuchs ASC Science Communicator Scope Interview

Why did you choose to study science?
I am completing a Master of Environmental Science at the University of Sydney and I only have one subject to finish in semester 1, 2020. The countdown is on! It’s been over four years of juggling part-time studies with full-time work but it has complimented not only my professional […]

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication.

The Australian Science Communicators is proud to offer the Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
The award will be announced at the ASC Conference in Melbourne in February 2020.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 31 January 2020.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2019 Nomination Form – Entry WORD
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2019 Nomination Form – Entry PDF
The […]

Perspectives on Diversity in STEMM – Checkout the video here!

Australian Science Communicators, NSW Branch is so proud to support the documentary style video on Perspectives on Diversity in STEMM.
Quoted from Australia’s Science Channel: With a quarter of its population born overseas, Australia is culturally and linguistically diverse. Inclusion and diversity are core of the identity and spirit of Australian society and its contemporary culture.
However, […]