WA Event: Quizalicious Quiz Night – Tuesday 21 October

Get your thinking caps on and join us for our fabulous annual Quizalicious Quiz Night!
Great prizes. Tables of 6.
WHEN?      Tuesday 21 October 2014 – Doors open at 6pm (come have some pub grub beforehand). Quiz starts at 7pm sharp
WHERE?    Rosie O’Gradys, 205 James Street, Northbridge (in the Cab Bar)
WHO?         Anyone 18 years+
COST?       $10 ASC Members, $15 non-members, or $60 a table
HOW?        Bookings are [...]

ACT event: Science, Cartoons and Politics – Communicating Big Ideas

The ACT Branch of ASC continues its regular networking series and invites you to our next special event on Friday evening, 17th of October – Science, Cartoons and Politics – Communicating Big Ideas
Join Toss Gascoigne as he chats with three generations of Canberra-based cartoonists to discuss how they develop, draw and communicate big (and sometimes [...]

Keen to study SciComm at uni?

Thank you to Claire Harris for the update.
Have you been wondering where you could study science communication at university? Maybe some soon-to-be school leavers are interested in exploring the mix of science and people that sci comm offers?
A number of universities in Australia offer subjects and qualifications focused on science communication. These universities include:

Australian National [...]

Inspiring Australia update – Evaluation

Thank you to Nancy Longnecker for the update.
As many ASC members know, the government’s Inspiring Australia program provided funding aimed at building the evidence base that underpin science communication efforts. In a national audit conducted by Metcalfe, Alford and Shore (2012), some providers reported using feedback forms and surveys but relatively few used systematic methods [...]

President’s update

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

Controversial science
I’m writing this with my leg in a compression bandage covered in ice with a grade 2 tear in my medial gastrocnemius. I’m told that this is a characteristically Australian injury; many people get it at the beach when they have one foot buried in sand [...]

Vic Event: Workshop: Crowdsourcing information for humanitarian disaster responses

ASC Victoria are pleased to present a FREE workshop on Crowdsourcing information for humanitarian disaster responses. The workshop will be run by Cobi Smith who has been intimately involved with the project.
When: Monday, October 6, 6pm, for a 6:15 start – 7:30pm
Where: The Meeting Room at the East Melbourne Library and Community Centre | 122 [...]

Event Review: The Making Of Chemistry World

The Chem World display at QUT’s The Cube was officially launched during National Science Week 2014, but back in June many ASC Queensland members got a special preview and a behind the scenes look at how it was designed.
Over 70 guests enjoyed networking drinks and canapés as the creators of Chemistry World explained the process [...]

Event Review: The Future of Food

To celebrate National Science Week 2014, the Queensland branch of ASC delved into the world of food and gazed into the future beyond food selfies, sous-vide, and fat-free fads.
Our host, Brisbane journalist Natalie Bochenski, led an entertaining discussion on the current trends in food production and consumption with the help of a panel of food [...]

Event review: The art of communicating science

Thank you to Kathleen Hayes and George Aranda for the event review.
The Victorian branch recently held an event looking at the use of art – such as photography, animation, illustration and video – in communicating science.
A wonderful night was had by all, with ASC member Kathleen Hayes providing the following review:
“A night of good company, interesting conversation [...]