By Dr Astha Singh
Australia’s largest festival for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs kicks-off this month from 19th Oct – 4th Nov. Spark Festival 2018 has brought along a line-up of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) inspired events with a flair for business and entrepreneurship.
Along with learning about communicating STEM concepts to the wider society, learning […]
Join us for the Tenth Australian Science Communicators Conference (#ASC2018) in Sydney! This is the premier professional development event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible. Actionable presentations and interactive workshops that you can immediately put into practice including a full day of PD workshops.
The conference will run for a full 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) […]
The Victorian branch of Australian Science Communicators recently enjoyed an evening of documentary film and science with a screening of “The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot” followed by a Q&A session.
Members and guests filled the LongPlay cinema in North Fitzroy for pre-film dinner and drinks in the cinema bar. After a short introduction of […]
We need to have a very serious talk about gender
Dr Craig Cormick
President, Australian Science Communicators
Rather than quote lots of facts and figures at you about the problems with portrayal of gender in science communications, I’m going to rely on the super powers of metaphor and talk about the super hero Black Widow. You know the character […]
A Science Communication professional development evening at the Sydney Science Festival – Review by Astha Singh
Nine young and upcoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers took over ‘The Lab’ at the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) on 15th August. The agenda was to have conversations with a full house about how […]
Another Bloody Conference?
My wife hears me say that too often during the course of a year when I’ve been invited to attend another conference. And often they involve a lot more travel than I prefer, a lot more preparation that is done for free, and a lot more grumbling about having to miss out on things […]
Calling all potential Session Producers (including Workshops and Social Events) for the upcoming 2018 National Conference to be held in Sydney in November.
The theme for ASC2018 is “Elevate Engage Collaborate” and we will be particularly interested in session proposals (includes workshops and social activities), papers, case studies and posters that speak to this theme.
This information […]
What is all the fuss about behavorial economics?
Dr Craig Cormick
Have you bumped into anyone use behavioural economics to underpin a science communication strategy, and thought what has sci-comms got to do with economics?
Well let me tell you a story…
You might recall about ten years ago they world went through a serious recession known as the […]
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is now accepting entries for the Kavli Science Journalism Awards until 1 August 2018.
The awards recognize outstanding reporting for a general audience on the sciences, engineering and mathematics. Stories on the environment, energy, science policy and health qualify, if they discuss underlying scientific concepts in a substantive way.
Entries must have […]
This month we are delighted to hear from Vicki Martin, writing to us a year into her US postdoc adventure.
It’s been a year since my family and I moved to beautiful Ithaca, N.Y. for me to take up a 2-year Rose Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I’m here to continue research on […]