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) […]

Job – The Australian Science Media Centre is looking for a Supporter Relations Officer

1 year contract with the possibility of extension Salary: $50,000-60,000 plus superannuation
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at the Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC). We are looking for a Supporter Relations Officer who has a passion for maintaining and building current stakeholder relationships within the tertiary and research sectors.
The […]

And that’s a wrap! Here’s a story from our day at the beach #scistoryASC

Storytelling can transform dry, technical information into compelling and relatable content that everyone wants to read, watch, listen to and share. The SA Chapter of Australian Science Communicators hosted a one-day mini-conference to explore the role of storytelling in science communication. Continue reading

Storytelling in science communication (#scistoryASC): June 3 2016 at Marine Discovery Centre, South Australia

Storytelling can transform dry, technical information into compelling and relatable content that everyone wants to read, watch, listen to and share.
So how can we harness storytelling techniques to improve science communication?
The SA Chapter of Australian Science Communicators is hosting a one-day mini-conference for those interested in learning more about storytelling.
Participants, we’d love you to capture […]

Event review: That time we talked about sex at a networking event

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Written by Sarah Keenihan
How can we survive and stay sane as professional scientists and communicators in a world where the public appetite for science may wane and wax with each new Prime Minister?
How do you get a foothold writing or podcasting or presenting science content when you don’t know what sorts of […]

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 […]

Six questions for outgoing SA Chief Scientist Prof. Don Bursill AM

Thank you to Abbie Thomas for sharing this interview.
After three very successful years as SA’s Chief Scientist, Don Bursill is looking forward to doing a bit of fishing. During his time leading the South Australian science community he has established a State Science Policy, set up Future Fellowships to keep SA’s best researchers from heading […]

ASC SA Branch End-of-Year Show!

f you’d like to knock some nonsense, learn some tricks, see how easily fooled you are, and pick up some self-defence for your brain then come and join the ASC SA Branch at 6:30PM, Tuesday December 17 at the Unley Community Centre. The event is absolutely free and definitely family friendly; tea and coffee provided, […]

SA Branch Event: Stargazing Night at the Heights Observatory

The Heights Observatory is one of the best – but little known – stargazing venues in Adelaide. It is the best equipped school observatory in South Australia, located just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.
Our visit will highlight the work done at the observatory; provide a tour of the facility; and offer the opportunity to look […]

ASC SA Journal Club: Are scientists susceptible to a soundbite?

ASCSA journal club is a social way to keep up with current research in science communication and to refine your skills in critical analysis. We’ll review selected articles in groups and also share ideas on the best journals to watch and the best tools for searching for and collating articles.
This month we’ll be reviewing a […]