President’s Update

Hands up who has a boss who doesn’t really understand social media?
Or maybe your boss gets Facebook, or maybe gets Twitter like Donald Trump does, but uses their own personal experience of one to define how others might experience it?
That can be a fairly common problem for all communicators, but the bigger question is how […]

Data Trivia: When to communicate your science.

Data Trivia
Feature your data and/or visual stories and findings. If you have some data trivia that reveals an answer or poses a question that you would like to share, please email editor@asc.asn.au
The following Data Trivia has been submitted by Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD student, Macquarie University.
Is summer the best time for communicating about ants?
Google trends analyses suggest […]

ASC grant write-up: MD Writing and Editing course

By Ravindra Palavalli-Nettimi, PhD student, Macquarie University, 2017 grant recipient.
One course, 6300 words, and 2 papers.
I was awarded one of the Australian Science Communicators professional development grants last year to take a scientific writing and editing course offered by Dr. Malini Devadas. I am happy to share with you that since I started the e-course, I have […]

Resolved to boost your #scicomm skills in 2018?

Then this event could be for you! Top #scicomm speakers & workshop facilitators are starting to come online for a New Year treat at Darling Harbour in Sydney.

The first ASC National Professional Development Day (let’s just call it the #ASCPDDAY) is being hosted by ASC Corporate Member, the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM). More info […]

Congratulations to the 2017 ASC Unsung Hero of Science Communication!

The 2017 Unsung Hero of Science Communication is….
Kylie Andrews
Kylie Andrews is the hidden, unstoppable driving force behind the major citizen science projects that have enthused the Australian public during National Science Week, every year since 2009, with great success but very little public recognition.
Kylie works in the science unit formerly known as ABC Science, now […]

Position vacant: Scope Editor

Have your finger on the pulse, gain new skills, make a difference to ASC

Location: anywhere in Australia with broadband internet access

Honorarium: $150 (+GST if you are registered) per issue, with the expectation of 11 to 12 issues produced per year.

Scope is the monthly online newsletter of the Australian Science Communicators (ASC), a network of […]

2017 ASC Grants Program recipients

After another year of high quality applications and a rigorous review process, we are pleased to announce the following winners of the 2017 grants program:
The ASC Professional Development Grant worth $600 was awarded to student member Shanii Austin.
Shanii will be using the grant to assist in attending the 2018 Public Communication of Science and Technology […]

Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2017

The Australian Science Communicators
is proud to offer the
Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
Nominations close at 5pm Adelaide time on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2017 Nomination Form – Entry PDF
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2016 Nomination Form – Entry WORD
The Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication is an initiative of the Australian Science […]

President’s update: The great science joke search

By ASC President Craig Cormick
 
Calling all science communicators…
So it has become abundantly clear that despite many years of work and millions of dollars being invested, the science community has been particularly unsuccessful in developing any breakthrough science jokes. So I am putting out the call to all science communicators to see if we can help […]

2017 ASC Grants Program now open

Better late than never!
We are proud to again launch the ASC Grants Program, now in its fourth year.
This year, three grant opportunities are on offer. Two, worth up to $600 each, are specifically focused towards professional development.
One of these is fairly open to interpretation – anything (within reason) which improves your skills in the SciComm […]