How to talk about the science coming out of your organisation when your organisation is not producing any science

Behind all of the biggest scientific discoveries, there’s the infrastructure that lets it happen. We’ve all heard of the Large Hadron Collider, maybe the most famous bit of research infrastructure in the world. Unfortunately, most other research infrastructure is much more anonymous.
In Australia, one of those is the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), home to our […]

President’s Update

Trust Me, I’m a Science Communicator.
With thanks to Dr Craig Cormick, President, Australian Science Communicators
Let’s start with a quick poll. Who do you think people trust the most?
Scientists?
– sorry. No.
According to a poll conducted by Roy Morgan, nurses topped the trust charts for the 22nd year in a row as the most trusted profession. And they were […]

Sixteen Legs

Posted on behalf of Dr Neil Doran, UTAS
I am a prior threatened species management officer from Tasmania. We have an upcoming screening of the award-winning Australian cave biology documentary SIXTEEN LEGS in Canberra this weekend (18 Feb), and Devonport, Brisbane and Sydney later this month.
It’s a film that aims to inspire care and appropriate management […]

2017 Grant winner shares story

Explore. Climb. Knit. The secrets of good science writing with Jo Chandler
If you want to be a great science writer, you’ve got to explore. Then you need to put a fence around it and etch out your landscape. Yes, you need character. You’ve got to nail it, you’ve got to knit it, you’ve got to […]

President’s Update

Hands up who has a boss who doesn’t really understand social media?
Or maybe your boss gets Facebook, or maybe gets Twitter like Donald Trump does, but uses their own personal experience of one to define how others might experience it?
That can be a fairly common problem for all communicators, but the bigger question is how […]

Data Trivia: When to communicate your science.

Data Trivia
Feature your data and/or visual stories and findings. If you have some data trivia that reveals an answer or poses a question that you would like to share, please email editor@asc.asn.au
The following Data Trivia has been submitted by Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD student, Macquarie University.
Is summer the best time for communicating about ants?
Google trends analyses suggest […]

ASC grant write-up: MD Writing and Editing course

By Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD student, Macquarie University, 2017 grant recipient.
One course, 6300 words, and 2 papers.
I was awarded one of the Australian Science Communicators professional development grants last year to take a scientific writing and editing course offered by Dr. Malini Devadas. I am happy to share with you that since I started the e-course, I have […]

President’s Update

There is no One Public!
With thanks to Dr Craig Cormick, President, Australian Science Communicators
I think we all know there are two different types of people in the world (those who think you can divide the world into two different types of people, and those who don’t!). But understanding different types of similar people is a very useful […]

A brief note from now ex-SCOPE Editor, Jessica Scholle

Time has gone by so quickly.
When I started my role as a Scope co-Editor, preparing the ASC member newsletter bi-monthly with Tara Roberson, I was a young professional in science communication freshly graduated from University.
After completing a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the cute French town of Dijon, I decided to combine my passion […]

ASC Grant write-up: the MD Writing and Editing Coaching Program

By Sarah Bradley, 2016 grant recipient
I would like to thank Australian Science Communicators offering me the MD Writing and Editing grant to aid my academic writing.
At the end of 2016 I graduated from the Australian National University with a Masters in Science Communication Outreach. This should have been the end of my academic career, but […]