My Fabulous Internship with Refraction Media

Carmen Spears
In 2018, I was fortunate to win the opportunity to intern with Refraction Media through the support of the Australian Science Communicators.
With the goal of learning everything I needed to be a freelance science writer, I left my kids and husband at home in Melbourne and flew to Sydney to spend four weeks in […]

President’s Update December 2018

Lisa Bailey
Well the end of the year is barrelling down upon us.  It’s already been a month since the 10th Australian Science Communicators conference wrapped up in Sydney, kindly hosted for us at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.  We had over 230 registered attendees with over 60 sessions on the program.
Thanks to those […]

President’s update November 2018

 
 
President’s message
Dr Craig Cormick
President
Australian Science Communicators
 
A very big question for science communicators
So here’s a very big question for you: What are science communicators to do, to make a difference, in the face of the rapidly changing and complex environment that we operate in?  
Here is a brief picture of the world we are now living […]

Notice of ASC AGM – 12 Nov 2018

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Sydney on 12 November 2018
The 2018 AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. It […]

Drone Workshop – Everything you need to know! [Sydney, Thursday 15 Nov 18]

Learn about all things drones with drone experts Aaron & Dean from UAVISUALS.com
Drones are definitely here to stay & with the ever-changing landscape of new technology learn how it can not only take amazing photos but how you can use it as a tool for business.
We hope to inform, educate and clarify any questions around […]

President’s update October 2018

President’s update
By Dr Craig Cormick
 
Science Communication in China
So how do you do science communication in a country with over a billion people, where there are several different languages, varying rates of general literacy and huge technological and educational gaps between those who live in cities and those who live in remote rural areas?
Having been lucky […]

Leading the STEM entrepreneurship events in NSW #SparkFest

By Dr Astha Singh

Australia’s largest festival for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs kicks-off this month from 19th Oct – 4th Nov. Spark Festival 2018 has brought along a line-up of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) inspired events with a flair for business and entrepreneurship.
Along with learning about communicating STEM concepts to the wider society, learning […]

Tenth National Conference 2018 – 11-15 November, Sydney

Join us for the Tenth Australian Science Communicators Conference (#ASC2018) in Sydney! This is the premier professional development event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible. Actionable presentations and interactive workshops that you can immediately put into practice including a full day of PD workshops.
The conference will run for a full 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) […]

ASC-VIC report: Science and film evening

The Victorian branch of Australian Science Communicators recently enjoyed an evening of documentary film and science with a screening of “The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot” followed by a Q&A session.
Members and guests filled the LongPlay cinema in North Fitzroy for pre-film dinner and drinks in the cinema bar. After a short introduction of […]

President’s Update September 2018

We need to have a very serious talk about gender
Dr Craig Cormick
President, Australian Science Communicators
Rather than quote lots of facts and figures at you about the problems with portrayal of gender in science communications, I’m going to rely on the super powers of metaphor  and talk about the super hero Black Widow. You know the character […]