ASC Canberra AGM and 2012 PM Science Prize Winner

[ 28 November 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Following the AGM we will hold a public event where attendees will hear from Canberra local, Professor Ken Freeman, recipient of this years Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Continue reading

Canberra unlocks the secrets to “real” forensic science

By Ian McDonald (Secretary, ASC ACT branch committee)
On a brisk Wednesday evening in early August, Canberrans came to hear real forensic scientists discuss their careers and how they differ from Hollywood’s portrayal. The ASC Canberra event entitled CSI vs Real Forensic Science, was facilitated by Ben Lamont, the Vice President of the ACT Chapter of […]

ASC Member profile – Claire Harris

It’s an anecdote my mum loves telling: “When Claire was a child, she told everyone she wanted to be a bush ranger!”. We all knew I meant park ranger, inspired from lots of time spent exploring the outdoors and trips away camping with Scouts. As a young thing I always knew I wanted to do […]

Science communicators: where would science be without them?

[ 24 September 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] So who is working with scientists to help them communicate their research and participate in the
public and political debate? Continue reading

ACT: CSI vs Real Forensic Science

[ 8 August 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
A woman is reported missing. Blood and other physical evidence have been found in her office. Has she met with foul play?
A team of forensic scientists have been called to assist in investigating the case.
Join a team of Australia’s leading forensic experts as they work through this hypothetical scenario and discover how each of […]

ACT: Communicating the “State of the Environment” – July17th

[ 17 July 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Join the ACT Branch of the Australian Science Communicators and CSIRO Discovery to learn about the production of the State of the Environment reports. Continue reading

Clean Energy Future: Using market research to inform strategy (ACT event)

[ 27 June 2012; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Come along and hear about how market research informed the communication strategy, how things have played out, and the communication challenges and opportunities ahead! Continue reading

A million fans for Australian science

Australian science has just gained its millionth fan on worldwide internet phenomenon Facebook, the Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb announced at the Australian Science Communicators National Conference in Sydney today.
“The milestone makes Australian website the world’s #1 provider of science news on Facebook,” managing director Chris Cassella said.
“We’re also now the world’s […]

Social media reaches elusive demographic

Interesting article in terms of using social media to reach a demographic and how to reach that elusive age group.

ACT Event: New media: what do audiences want and how can communicators add value?

[ 29 November 2011; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Join the ACT Australian Science Communicators to discuss the changing face of communication with four dynamic new (and social) media experts. Continue reading