President’s Update February 2019

In defence of daydreaming
Often the work of a science communicator is focused on the ‘doing’ of the work.  There’s always deadlines for delivery of some tangible activity- writing an article, running an event, delivering a workshop, designing a program.  It’s all too easy to get stuck in the process of doing the work, or thinking […]

Victoria ASC President; Lynette Plenderleith Scope interview

Victoria ASC President; Lynette Plenderleith Scope interview
 

Why did you choose to study science?

I grew up in the bush. Although we didn’t call it the bush, because it was England. But nonetheless I grew up around wildlife and weather and mud and I loved it. Most of my family were biologists of one kind or another, […]

Silos or ecosystems? Reflections on ASC2018

Lizzie Crouch, David Robertson and Djuke Veldhuis of Monash University attended the 10th annual Australian Science Communicators conference (ASC2018) in Sydney in November 2018. Here, they jointly reflect on the conversations they had and sessions they attended.
None of us knew what to expect when attending the ASC2018. Having spent a large part of our recent […]

President’s Update December 2018

Lisa Bailey
Happy New Year. What will 2019 have in store for us?  Here’s my new year’s listicle of things to keep your eye on as a science communicator in 2019…

The Periodic table turns 150! There’s a special place to celebrate the role that an Australian research teamhelped contribute to the discovery and creation of element […]

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 […]