Premier science communication and science journalist conference comes to Brisbane

On March 11, the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) will bring together leading science communicators and journalists from across the globe to network and discuss current issues for science communication at QUT University, Gardens Point. 

Speakers include Climate Communication Fellow for the Global Change Institute at The University of Queensland John Cook, Director of Communications and Outreach […]

Communicating science with mobile applications

The advanced connectivity and computing power of Smartphones opens up new possibilities for science communication, and an increasing number of institutions are experimenting with this great potential. That’s the topic of the thesis I published as part of my Masters of Science Communication, in which I look at the potential benefits and limitations of science-related […]

On the cover of Facebook.

Thanks to Dustin Welbourne for the Facebook update!
The ASC Facebook group appears to be growing at a relatively steady rate with now > 1300 members. There is a core group of 20–50 people that regularly post material and engage in conversations. A special thank you needs to go out to James Hutson who did up […]

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 […]

Science in a glossy mag? Tell ‘em they’re dreaming

Thank you to Sarah Keenihan for preparing this piece.
There’s no doubting Professor Rob Morrison’s science communication credentials. With more than 40 years of experience as a broadcaster and author, he has also won many national and international awards. In 2002 he received the Eureka Prize for Critical Thinking and the Michael Daley award for science […]

Media release: New grants program launched for communicating science far and wide

The new ASC Annual Professional Development Grants Program will provide members with an opportunity to gain support to undertake further professional development. There are three separate grants available for science communication and investigative journalism. Continue reading

Stories from the Interview Booth—Carbon capture and storage meets dairy farmers

Thank you to Michelle Wheeler for preparing this story from the booth!
 
As science communicators, we all love to share the latest exciting research and the stories of the scientists who make it their life’s work.
But what if the science itself was dependent on direct help from your audience?
A carbon capture and storage group has formed […]

#ASC14 interview booth – FAQs about the mainstream media

Thank you to Michelle Wheeler for sharing her answers to these FAQs with us.
As anyone who attended the ASC Conference in Brisbane this year knows, there was an awful lot going on. So much so, that even as you grabbed a quick coffee or bite to eat during the breaks, you may have noticed science […]

Journos get confident with data with new online training

Australians need journalists with the ability to report on scientific issues. Continue reading

Space Dogs and Quantum Fields: Winners of AIP’s 2013 Science Communication Awards Announced

Authors Tom Siegfried and Jeffrey Bennett honoured in the AIP’s 2013 Science Communication Awards Continue reading