Looking for #scicomm mentors

By Lisa Bailey
It’s 3 Minute Thesis season around the country, and I was thinking that they are chock full of potential ASC members! I’m looking for current ASC members who work in these institutions, or who can attend the 3MT finals public events (or any of the training/heats leading up to them in many cases) […]

Cosmos Media and Science Alert support the 2015 ASC Grants Program

After a successful first year in 2014, the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is continuing its Annual Professional Development Grants Program and this year it is bigger and better thanks to two sponsors coming on board, Cosmos Media and Science Alert.
The program, opening today, will again provide members with an exclusive opportunity to gain support to […]

Freelance science communicators panel lunch

[ 25 June 2015; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Life as a freelance science communicator

Date: Thursday 25 June 2015. Panel 12:00-13:00. Lunch 13:00-14:00.
Venue: Two Before Ten Cafe, Aranda Shops, Aranda, ACT, 2614

This event features professional insights from three Canberra freelancers, who will
discuss taming the financial and lifestyle challenges of running a freelance business.

Malini Devadas – MD Writing & Editing
Dr Malini Devadas earned a PhD […]

Vodcast: communicating science with cartoons

In late 2014, the Australian Science Communicators ACT Branch organised an event featuring three of Canberra’s premier cartoonists:

Stuart McMillen: Freelance cartoonist, specialising in long-form comics
David Pope: Canberra Times cartoonist
Geoff Pryor: Retired cartoonist, formerly with the Canberra Times

The three cartoonists discussed how they develop, draw and communicate big (and sometimes controversial) ideas through cartoons.
An audio recording […]

Careers and Networking Night – ACT Branch

If you are wanting to get into a science communication career then the
ACT branch Careers and Networking Night at ANU is for you.
And people in the field looking for fresh new talent can meet all the
up-and-comers.

When: Thursday April 23, 5:15 pm-6:30 pm
Where: Green Couch Room, Australian National Centre for the Public
Awareness of Science (CPAS), Physics Link […]

Announcement of 2014 ASC ACT branch AGM – 18th November

Dear members.
The ACT branch of the ASC is holding our local Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, November 18th.
The AGM will start at 530pm (Meeting Room, Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank) and we welcome you to attend and help shape our branch into 2015. We should be finished by about 630pm where you are invited to […]

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 […]

ACT: Careers and Networking night – May 22

Careers in science communication: what are your options and how do you get started?
Our next ACT branch event brings science communication professionals and students together for a careers-focussed networking night on Thursday May 22 at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS).
Students can meet practitioners and hear about pathways into the […]

ACT: April Networking Night for ASC members

Our next networking night is soon upon us and we are EXCITED!!!
Questacon SCREAMS science communication and they have kindly offered up their brand spanking new Technology and Learning Centre just for ASC members.
So please join us on Wednesday the 30th of April from 530pm at 60 Denison St, Deakin (or next to The Mint)
NOTE: not […]

ACT networking event – meet and mingle with other scicommers…..

Got some post #ASC14 blues?
The ACT branch is hosting its first networking event of the year.
Come along and meet some other local science communicators. Share war stories, celebrate successes and make new contacts. Nibbles provided, and a free drink for members!

When: Wednesday 26th March, 5.30pm for 6pm start and stay as long as you want.

Where: Fellows Bar, downstairs […]