Position vacant: Scope Editor

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Location: anywhere in Australia with broadband internet access

Honorarium: $150 (+GST if you are registered) per issue, with the expectation of 11 to 12 issues produced per year.

Scope is the monthly online newsletter of the Australian Science Communicators (ASC), a network of […]

2017 ASC Grants Program recipients

After another year of high quality applications and a rigorous review process, we are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2017 grants program:
The ASC Professional Development Grant worth $600 was awarded to student member Shanii Austin.
Shanii will be using the grant to assist in attending the 2018 Public Communication of Science and Technology […]

President’s Update

With thanks to Dr Craig Cormick, President, Australian Science Communicators
So it was pretty awesome watching Dr Jenny Graves win this year’s Prime Minister’s Prize for Science at Parliament House. Not only because she is the first female to win the prize in her own right, not only because she is still being busily active at 75, […]

President’s Update: Critical Thinking Lessons from the Same Sex Marriage Debate

With thanks to Dr Craig Cormick, President, Australian Science Communicators
Listening to the arguments being made about Same Sex Marriage causes me to ponder how well critical thinking is being used in public debate. Some of the flawed arguments that are being made – predominantly by the No side it has to be said – are similar […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2017

The Australian Science Communicators
is proud to offer the
Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
Nominations close at 5pm Adelaide time on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2017 Nomination Form – Entry PDF
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2016 Nomination Form – Entry WORD
The Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication is an initiative of the Australian Science […]

President’s update: The great science joke search

By ASC President Craig Cormick
 
Calling all science communicators…
So it has become abundantly clear that despite many years of work and millions of dollars being invested, the science community has been particularly unsuccessful in developing any breakthrough science jokes. So I am putting out the call to all science communicators to see if we can help […]

2017 ASC Grants Program now open

Better late than never!
We are proud to again launch the ASC Grants Program, now in its fourth year.
This year, three grant opportunities are on offer. Two, worth up to $600 each, are specifically focused towards professional development.
One of these is fairly open to interpretation – anything (within reason) which improves your skills in the SciComm […]

Casual Presenters sought to help deliver (and develop) discovery and science clubs around Sydney

Children’s Discovery seeks to recruit inspiring educators to help us deliver our discovery and science activities. These include our pre-school Little Bang Discovery Club (during school hours), and/or after-school science club activities in various venues around Sydney. There are also full-day programs during school holiday periods.
Key responsibilities

Become trained to deliver high quality discovery science workshops […]

Internship opportunities

The National Wetlands Trust of NZ (NWT) has two volunteer internship opportunities starting as soon as possible. Both internships require a commitment of at least three months and are as follows:
1. Environmental Education Coordinator
Primary objective: To develop an outdoor, wetland-themed environmental education programme for the proposed National Wetland Centre which we are developing at the […]

Winning even if you don’t win

By Paul Holper, Director of Scientell
Recently Scientell won the 2016–17 Monash Business Award in the Micro Business category. My co-Director, Simon Torok, said in his acceptance speech in front of a packed ballroom, ‘We were delighted to have been nominated for this award – and we nominated ourselves, so imagine how excited we are to […]