Small Scale Big Impact – Effective Social Media

In the months leading up to National Science Week, the ACT branch of the ASC wants to help you get the most out of your events.On June 28 we’ll be talking with Emily Coates from Ivy Social.Emily will give you some tips on how to use social media to promote your event and how to […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

Welcome to June, a new month, a new government and the end of the financial year looms. We wish good vibes and patience for all who are reconciling and preparing for tax time along with those pivoting for the new government.

Over the last couple of months we’ve been telling you all about wanting to do […]

New discounted membership type: Corporate Linked Individual

We are delighted to announce a new heavily discounted membership type.

For just $52/annum, individuals whose employer maintains a current Corporate membership with the ASC are eligible to join the ASC as a ‘Corporate Linked Individual’ member.

To check if your employer maintains a Corporate membership see here: http://www.asc.asn.au/corporate-members/

How do I join?Join as usual from the ASC website:http://www.asc.asn.au/join/

Click join […]

Time to voice your thoughts: The ASC Working Groups

As mentioned in previous blogs, the national committee were in the process of creating working groups focussed on different areas of improvement within the ASC with the intention to redefine ourselves, our strategic direction and increase overall engagement and value of the membership. After our quick poll, we’ve decided to pivot and change the style […]

May ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

The lead up to May stirs strong memories for us. Before becoming the ASC presidents, our April and May would be filled with hundreds (if not thousands) of messages, emails, meetings and volunteers preparing for the Pint of Science festival. This year, although not filled with Pints, our personal lives have exploded with house moves, […]

April ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

The months are flying fast! We’re definitely looking forward to our Easter break.

With the Executive Committee, we’ve initiated a process of reviewing the current situation that the ASC finds itself in, and to prioritise short, medium and long term activities that will make the ASC more resilient to external pressures, more valuable to its members, […]

Statement on the Russian war

From the Co-Presidents

We are a group of science communicators. Many of us act in roles that require impartial observation and conscientiously unbiased reportage. We therefore typically avoid declarations of support for either side in an ongoing debate. A journalist should not advocate. A public servant should not lobby. A scientist should not express subjective opinions.

Regardless […]

The ASC Working Groups

We know that we can do things better – but what do we need to do first?

As the Executive Committee, we were elected by you to represent the membership in its decision-making. Over the past few months, we’ve initiated a process of reviewing the current situation that the ASC finds itself in, and to prioritise […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

We wish to start our message by first acknowledging the devastating floods happening in South-East Queensland. Personally, we know of at least one person in our community who has had significant loss already, and suspect many more will be impacted. We hope that you are all safe. Our thoughts are also with any members who […]

February, ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate this festival, and welcome to the year of the Tiger. It’s also World Interfaith Harmony Week, and later this month is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 Feb). We know that many of you will be acknowledging this day within your organisations and […]