President’s Update

Hands up who has a boss who doesn’t really understand social media?
Or maybe your boss gets Facebook, or maybe gets Twitter like Donald Trump does, but uses their own personal experience of one to define how others might experience it?
That can be a fairly common problem for all communicators, but the bigger question is how […]

Data Trivia: When to communicate your science.

Data Trivia
Feature your data and/or visual stories and findings. If you have some data trivia that reveals an answer or poses a question that you would like to share, please email editor@asc.asn.au
The following Data Trivia has been submitted by Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD student, Macquarie University.
Is summer the best time for communicating about ants?
Google trends analyses suggest […]

ASC grant write-up: MD Writing and Editing course

By Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD student, Macquarie University, 2017 grant recipient.
One course, 6300 words, and 2 papers.
I was awarded one of the Australian Science Communicators professional development grants last year to take a scientific writing and editing course offered by Dr. Malini Devadas. I am happy to share with you that since I started the e-course, I have […]

President’s Update

There is no One Public!
With thanks to Dr Craig Cormick, President, Australian Science Communicators
I think we all know there are two different types of people in the world (those who think you can divide the world into two different types of people, and those who don’t!). But understanding different types of similar people is a very useful […]

A brief note from now ex-SCOPE Editor, Jessica Scholle

Time has gone by so quickly.
When I started my role as a Scope co-Editor, preparing the ASC member newsletter bi-monthly with Tara Roberson, I was a young professional in science communication freshly graduated from University.
After completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the cute French town of Dijon, I decided to combine my passion […]

ASC Grant write-up: the MD Writing and Editing Coaching Program

By Sarah Bradley, 2016 grant recipient
I would like to thank Australian Science Communicators offering me the MD Writing and Editing grant to aid my academic writing.
At the end of 2016 I graduated from the Australian National University with a Masters in Science Communication Outreach. This should have been the end of my academic career, but […]

Resolved to boost your #scicomm skills in 2018?

Then this event could be for you! Top #scicomm speakers & workshop facilitators are starting to come online for a New Year treat at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

The first ASC National Professional Development Day (let’s just call it the #ASCPDDAY) is being hosted by ASC Corporate Member, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM). More info […]

Season’s greetings and a free gift for ASC members!

On behalf of the ASC Executive I would like to wish all members a Happy Holiday season, or Seasons Greetings, or Merry Christmas – whichever best accords with your personal beliefs (except if you believe in wearing a tinfoil hat to ward off alien broadcasts – if that’s you we need to have a serious […]

President’s Update

Risk communication – when traditional communications don’t work
With thanks to Dr Craig Cormick, President, Australian Science Communicators
I have been doing a lot of work on risk communications lately – demonstrating to scientists why standing up in front of a community group with the best scientific data sometimes doesn’t mean very much – and I thought it worth […]

Congratulations to the 2017 ASC Unsung Hero of Science Communication!

The 2017 Unsung Hero of Science Communication is….
Kylie Andrews
Kylie Andrews is the hidden, unstoppable driving force behind the major citizen science projects that have enthused the Australian public during National Science Week, every year since 2009, with great success but very little public recognition.
Kylie works in the science unit formerly known as ABC Science, now […]