Keynote speaker announcement for ASC Online 2021: Leah Barclay

Leah Barclay is an Australian sound artist, designer and researcher who works at the intersection of art, science and technology. Barclay’s research and creative work over the last decade has investigated innovative approaches to recording and disseminating the soundscapes of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to inform conservation, scientific research […]

ASC Scope Interview: Jirana Boontanjai

Why did you choose to study science?

Whilst growing up, I hadn’t really thought of science as a career pathway, it was just my way of interacting with the world, asking ‘Why?’ whenever I could. I begged my parents for subscriptions to Australian Geographic, CSIRO’s Double Helix and Scientriffic magazines where I’d enter every competition I […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update October

ASC Online 2021Join us November 17-19 to reconnect and recharge at ASC Online 2021.  We’ve created the most accessible and affordable way to connect with the science communication community across Australia as we explore research trends, best practices and more in our program.  Registrations are now open.Call for Submissions are also now open- we’d love to […]

“Trust the Science”

“Trust the Science”

Sounds like a good plan.  Trust is a shortcut for reliability, for credibility.  You wouldn’t trust someone who is constantly giving you bad info.   You wouldn’t trust some random unqualified person to re-wire your house or give you dental treatment.

So trust the science.

But being too trusting can leave us susceptible to […]

Fresh Science call for nominations

Nominations close next Thursday 29 July 2021.

Calling all early career researchers.

Got results, a discovery or invention that has
not received any publicity?

Nominate for Fresh Science 2021. Find your
story, get media trained and promote your science.

Fresh Science is looking for:

early-career
researchers (from honours students to no more than five years post-PhD).a peer-reviewed
discovery that has had little […]

Q&A Webinar – Dr Linda McIver

Join us for our next in our Q&A webinar series on Friday 30 July with our guest Dr Linda McIver.

Free for all ASC members – register via zoom here Dr Linda McIver pioneered authentic Data Science and Computational Science education with real impact for secondary students and founded the Australian Data […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update May

HOLD THE DATE!  September 15-17 for ASC Online 2021.  While the impacts on travel and budgets mean that for many ASC members an in-person conference is not practical this year, we know that the opportunity to network, learn and share ideas with each other is one of the most valued parts of ASC.  So we’re […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update April

Late in 2020, I zoomed in to the World Congress on Science Literacy on behalf of ASC, where I was among dozens of international guests invited to share a 2-minute flash update on the theme of the Interaction of science communication and social governance in light of the pandemic year.  It was a fascinating insight […]

ASC Scope Interview: Dr Tullio Rossi, Director of Animate Your Science

Why did you choose to study science?
When I was 15, I learned how to scuba dive and I had a transformative experience during my first ever night dive. After descending into the spooky black waters, the guide gave me a signal to turn off my flashlight and wave my hands. So I did, and magic […]