Best Australian Science Writing 2014

Thank you to Ashley Hay for letting us know all the details.
Submissions close March 31 – don’t miss out!
Submissions have been coming in for this year’s Best Australian Science Writing for the past couple of months now and there’s just over a month remaining for science communicators to submit their words for consideration. It’s a [...]

ASC Unsung Hero 2013 Highly Commended – Dr Shane Huntington and Frankie Lee

The ASC offers the Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication to honour a person (or group of people) who exemplifies science communication.
The award is intended to recognise those whose contribution has been so significant over a period of time that they should by now have been recognised.
There was an exceptionally strong field of nominees this [...]

ASC Unsung Hero 2013 Winner – Craig Cormick

The ASC offers the Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication to honour a person (or group of people) who exemplifies science communication.
The award is intended to recognise those whose contribution has been so significant over a period of time that they should by now have been recognised.
There was an exceptionally strong field of nominees this [...]

Book review: Connection – Hollywood storytelling meets critical thinking

Thank you to Jarrod Green for this book review.
Scientists are sometimes criticised for being poor storytellers AND there are calls for more storytelling in science communication, BUT concrete advice about how to actually tell a good story can be hard to find. THEREFORE, Randy Olson, Dorie Barton and Brian Palermo’s Connection is an invaluable read [...]

Nomination for ASC President 2014 – Assoc Prof Joan Leach

I am pleased to announce there is one nomination for the position of National President of Australian Science Communicators for the upcoming AGM: Assoc Prof Joan Leach.
Joan has been nominated by Claire Harris and seconded by Nancy Longnecker.
Please see below for Joan’s nomination statement.
For more information on the AGM: http://wp.me/p1Zzkn-kGi
- Sarah Lau, National Secretary 
 
Assoc Prof Joan [...]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2013

The Unsung Hero award recognises and celebrates excellence in science communication, and is presented at a national level. The scope of the award is not covered in existing national science award programs, and therefore, the Unsung Hero award provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the attributes and practices of science communicators. Continue reading

Bragg UNSW press prize for science writing 2013

The winner of The Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing 2013 was announced by the Governor of New South Wales, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir at a ceremony last night at Government House in Sydney.
Professor Fred Watson won the $7000 winner’s prize for his piece ‘Here come the ubernerds: Planets, Pluto and Prague’, from [...]