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) […]

Blowing shit up in the name of science (President’s Update)

By Dr Craig Cormick
President, ASC.
I have a confession to make. I am not a great fan of the BSU school of Science Communication (that is – Blow Shit Up). I realise that puts me at odds with a vast number of science communication professionals, and even esteemed people like Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt – […]

Applications now open for a national ASC Facebook Group volunteer moderator

Are you familiar with the much loved ASC FB group? An ASC committee attempted to close it down some years back when questioning the value, and not only would nobody leave, but more people kept arriving to contribute their #scicomm views, ideas, opportunities and more.
The ASC FB group is here to stay!
We are sorry to […]

Applications now open for a national @auscicomm Twitter volunteer

After a fabulous stint as the primary resident of @auscicomm, our much loved Paula Lourie is moving on from the role as her work commitments grow.
Departing Paula says:
“I have really enjoyed managing the twitter account and seeing the followers grow. And it has been lovely being part of the wider ASC team. I have also […]

Power tribes

By Craig Cormick
President, Australian Science Communicators
 
There are many people out there who understand that science helps us make sense of the world around us, through discoveries based on analysing data, measuring impacts and drawing conclusions from evidence-based thinking.

I’m sorry, I’ll just start that again.

There are many people out there who see science as a rather […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update!
Welcome to 2017!
I hope ASC members are starting out 2017 on a high note. The end of last year brought a new report from the US on Science Communication—it’s available for download here. While ASC members will be well aware of the communication techniques it advocates, the […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update
Happy End, 2016!
2016 winds its wicked way to the end. Dickens to comes to mind: “it was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” The ‘best of times’ included the recent SCANZ conference in Dunedin.  Despite an earthquake (!), the conference went ahead with […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
I’m writing this on the plane as I return from a work trip around China and am reflecting on the extraordinary interest in science communication currently emerging there. What I found were University presidents and organisations across China who want to learn from Australia about science communication […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Coonabarabran, NSW
I just had an amazing weekend at StarFest at Siding Spring Observatory in the Warrumbungles; inspiring to see the observatory at work after it was threatened by fire in 2013. They’ve added a renewed exhibition space and there was a lot of energy around the research. […]

New global science of learning website launches

International publishing group Nature Research has launched a global online community dedicated to improving knowledge on the science of learning, in partnership with The University of Queensland.
The npj Science of Learning Community website is a space for communicators, teachers, policymakers and scientists working in neuroscience, education and psychology to discuss how to enhance learning in schools.
The […]