President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
 
National Science Week
There is currently a nearly manic preparation going on for National Science Week all around me. Every ASC member I know is readying themselves for a week plus of activity. To all of us I say ‘courage’ and ‘break a leg’.  It would be dangerous […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
We’ve been living through ‘interesting times’ — an election that seemed to go on forever, even after the voting, and then there is Brexit and watching the US unravel. If you’re in a funk, I’m with you. But, Kate Driver at Questacon brightened a recent day with […]

5 things you can do RIGHT NOW to stay up-to-date with science communication research

Scientists and science communicators are people who see knowledge as a foundation for actions and behaviours, right? A scientist, planning an experiment, will know all about the latest research in their field to maximise their chance of success. We build new knowledge on the knowledge of others.
But how often will a science communicator or scientist-who-communicates-science […]

President’s update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Ever had that deja vu all over again feeling? Overseas colleagues sent me a link to an article in The Conversation (probably to wind me up—you know who you are!). You can find the article here.
What can I say? First, let me be clear—I find the research by Besley […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President update.
Can it be prize season again?
As much as it terrifies me that another year has come round, I’ve spent some time over the last week looking at nominations for some of the national prizes — the Eurekas, FameLab — to just name two. It’s pretty inspiring what […]

Congratulations ASC Unsung Hero 2015 – Kylie Walker #ASC2016

Yesterday, Professor Joan Leach, President of Australian Science Communicators (ASC), awarded the 2015 Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication.
ASC created the Unsung Hero award to honour a person or group who exemplifies science communication and who has not yet received significant recognition for their contributions.
Kylie Walker was recognised as the 2015 winner for her significant […]

Interview with Elizabeth Finkel, ASC 2016 conference speaker #ASC2016

Elizabeth Finkel is a one-time biochemist who took up science journalism. Now the editor in chief of Cosmos Magazine, her work has appeared in publications ranging from the US journal, Science to The Age as well as on ABC radio’s Science Show. Read our interview with Elizabeth below to find out how she ended up writing about science, and the challenges […]

For the love of science – our chat with George Musser, ASC 2016 speaker #ASC2016

George Musser is a science writer and editor focusing on space science and fundamental physics. He is a contributing editor at Scientific American magazine, a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT for 2014–2015, and the author of Spooky Action at a Distance (2015) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to String Theory (2008).
We sat down with […]

10-20% accommodation discount for ASC2016 delegates

Royal on the Park in Brisbane are offering a 20% discount on standard rooms to ASC2016 delegates if booked and paid by Monday, and 10% for the following 14 days.
Contact asc2016@asc.asn.au for the discount code.

Talking science and technology with Allan Bishop – ASC 2016 conference speaker

Allan Bishop, a speaker for the upcoming ASC 2016 conference, is a Software Engineer working in The Cube studio at QUT. The interactive display has presented many scientific themes such as chemistry, ecology, biology, and most recently palaeontology. We sat down with him to see what he finds challenging about using technology to communicate science.
ASC: As […]