2010 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes – nominations close 7 May

One way to raise the profile of ASC and science communication in Australia is for ASC members to nominate suitable candidates for the five Eureka prizes being offered in Science Communication and Journalism.

One of the prizes in this category, Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge, is new this year. Whether you nominate yourself or provide a report in support of a nomination mention that you are a member of ASC in the required documentation. Entries close midnight AEST 7 May 2010.

For a complete list of all 19 prizes, entry details and online forms go to http://eureka.australianmuseum.net.au/enter.

Science Communication and Journalism

·         Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge

Sponsored by New South Wales Government

·         Environmental Journalism

Sponsored by Australian Government Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

·         Promoting Understanding of Science

Sponsored by Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

·         Science Journalism

Sponsored by Australian Government Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

·         Science Photography

Sponsored by New Scientist

Jesse Shore
National President

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About Jesse Shore

Jesse Shore is passionate about engaging the community with science and in looking for ways to weave together the arts and sciences. He has been developing science based exhibitions and events since 1984, and was President of the Australian Science Communicators from 2010-2012. His business, Prismatic Sciences, produced five travelling exhibitions for the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the 2011 International Year of Chemistry and he manages the ongoing national tour. He previously worked at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney as an exhibition project leader and Senior Curator of sciences. While at the museum he was one of the founders of the Ultimo Science Festival, a major National Science Week activity. He is currently collaborating with an artist to create artworks which have a science slant.