Launch of Scimex

Thanks to George Aranda for telling us about the Scimex launch.
 
The launch of the Science Media Exchange, also known as Scimex was on the 25th of November at the Bio21 Institute in Melbourne. The launch featured a panel discussion hosted by Robyn Williams, with Alan Finkel, Susan Greenfield, Peter Yates (Australian Science Media Centre), Jim […]

Tend your backyard first

Thank you to Abbie Thomas for sharing her training experience.

I recently did a two-day course with the generous support of an ASC Professional Development Grant. The course on using Social Media was run by Tim Holt, a social media trainer from Melbourne whose runs the social media company Net101.
Over two days, Tim took us through […]

Event review: Laborastory

Thank you to Sean Elliot for sharing his experience presenting at Laborastory.
 

One of the biggest challenges I have found in science theatre is how to gather a crowd. All the passion and production on stage may be for naught if there isn’t an audience to play to.

In October I participated in Laborastory to a packed […]

Event review: Served with a sprinkling of science

Organisations involved in food production, processing, distribution and policy face considerable challenges and opportunities as a result of a range of forces, including globalisation of food systems, growing consumer expectations, economic growth and demographic shifts (particularly in developing countries) environmental issues including climate change, and the growth of chronic diet and nutrition-related diseases.
In response, an […]

Lessons from bootcamp: Best practice digital media for science communicators

 Image thanks to Boemski on flickr
I came, I learned, I made a listicle
I’ve been to boot camps that hurt me. Yes, they hurt me a lot. Fortunately, my recent attendance at the Walkely Foundation Digital Media Bootcamp wasn’t in the same category. Rather than aching muscles, I came home with a renewed understanding of how […]

Six questions for outgoing SA Chief Scientist Prof. Don Bursill AM

Thank you to Abbie Thomas for sharing this interview.
After three very successful years as SA’s Chief Scientist, Don Bursill is looking forward to doing a bit of fishing. During his time leading the South Australian science community he has established a State Science Policy, set up Future Fellowships to keep SA’s best researchers from heading […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s update.
Season’s Greetings

It’s that time of year when every organisation needs to get in its AGM, settle its accounts, and clear its books! While this is not the most festive of activities, it does signal the end of the year and time for a bit of reckoning. I’m […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2014

The Australian Science Communicators
is proud to offer the
Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
 
The award will be announced in early 2015.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 20 February 2015.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2014 Nomination Form – Entry
 
The Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication is an initiative of the Australian Science Communicators. The ASC offers this award […]

Nomination for ASC President 2015 – Associate Professor Joan Leach

I am pleased to announce there is one nomination for the position of National President of Australian Science Communicators for the upcoming AGM: Associate Professor Joan Leach.
Joan has been nominated by Will Grant and seconded by Ruth Neale.
Please see below for Joan’s nomination statement.
Click here for more information on the 2014 AGM.
– Sarah Lau, National […]

SCREN update 2014

Thank you to Sean Perera for the SCREN update.
The Science Communication Research and Education Network (SCREN) is a special interest group recognized by Australian Science Communicators (ASC) and hosted under the auspices of the Director of the Centre for the Public Awareness at The Australian National University.
Currently, SCREN membership includes up to fifty science […]