The outcome of the 2016 ASC Grants Program

Now in its third year, we again had a number of high calibre applications submitted into our Grants Program. We only wish we could award everyone who applied and of course thank all those members who took the time to apply for the grants and internship on offer.
After a peer-review process, we are pleased to […]

ASC Grant write-up: Emma Donnelly visits ABC Radio National

I would like to thank Australian Science Communicators offering me a grant to subsidise my work experience with an ABC Radio National program where I spent a week in November 2015. I was extremely fortunate to be awarded The Peter Pockley Grant for Professional Development in Investigative Journalism.
Based in Brisbane (I am from Perth), my […]

Professional Development Grant: Science Features

 
The 2015 ASC Professional Development Grant I received, for which I am very grateful, enabled me to complete a journalism course on feature writing through the Extension program at the University of California, Berkeley.
I work as a science writer for the Queensland Brain Institute, which is based at The University of Queensland. My role there […]

ScienceAlert: science communication for the masses

Earlier in the year I won a grant from the Australian Science Communicators to fly down to Sydney, and spend some time with the ScienceAlert team.
ScienceAlert has over seven million fans on Facebook. They have over 1000 views at any one time on their website. They are one of the leading science communication channels in […]

Teachers: Science Communicators with a guaranteed audience!

Jaclyn Drake meeting some scaly critters
I am very appreciative of the Australian Science Communicators for considering me for the Professional Development Grant 2015. The scholarship allowed me to attend the 64th conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association (CONASTA 64), ‘Science: a Kaleidoscope of Wonder and Opportunity.’ As a country high school science teacher I […]

And the winner is – the outcomes of the 2015 ASC Grants Program announced!

I am pleased to announce the recipients of the following ASC Professional Development Grants for 2015 are:

The ASC Professional Development Grant/s were awarded to both Donna Lu and Jaclyn Drake

Donna undertook an online UC Berkeley Writing Course and Jaclyn went to the 2015 Conference of the Australian Science Teachers Association

The Peter Pockley Grant for Professional Development in […]

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 […]

Can We Teach Science with Fiction?

I’m a scientist. But over these past few years, I’ve discovered that I’m a writer, too. This side of myself surprised me, though it really shouldn’t have—if you’d asked me when I was 6 or 8 or 11 years old what I wanted to be when I grew up, I’d have said “writer.” But then […]

Tend your backyard first

Thank you to Abbie Thomas for sharing her training experience.

I recently did a two-day course with the generous support of an ASC Professional Development Grant. The course on using Social Media was run by Tim Holt, a social media trainer from Melbourne whose runs the social media company Net101.
Over two days, Tim took us through […]

Lessons from bootcamp: Best practice digital media for science communicators

 Image thanks to Boemski on flickr
I came, I learned, I made a listicle
I’ve been to boot camps that hurt me. Yes, they hurt me a lot. Fortunately, my recent attendance at the Walkely Foundation Digital Media Bootcamp wasn’t in the same category. Rather than aching muscles, I came home with a renewed understanding of how […]