Drone Workshop – Everything you need to know! [Sydney, Thursday 15 Nov 18]

Learn about all things drones with drone experts Aaron & Dean from UAVISUALS.com
Drones are definitely here to stay & with the ever-changing landscape of new technology learn how it can not only take amazing photos but how you can use it as a tool for business.
We hope to inform, educate and clarify any questions around […]

President’s update October 2018

President’s update
By Dr Craig Cormick
 
Science Communication in China
So how do you do science communication in a country with over a billion people, where there are several different languages, varying rates of general literacy and huge technological and educational gaps between those who live in cities and those who live in remote rural areas?
Having been lucky […]

Leading the STEM entrepreneurship events in NSW #SparkFest

By Dr Astha Singh

Australia’s largest festival for startups, innovators and entrepreneurs kicks-off this month from 19th Oct – 4th Nov. Spark Festival 2018 has brought along a line-up of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) inspired events with a flair for business and entrepreneurship.
Along with learning about communicating STEM concepts to the wider society, learning […]

Tenth National Conference 2018 – 11-15 November, Sydney

Join us for the Tenth Australian Science Communicators Conference (#ASC2018) in Sydney! This is the premier professional development event for those making science, technology and innovation accessible. Actionable presentations and interactive workshops that you can immediately put into practice including a full day of PD workshops.
The conference will run for a full 3 days (Monday-Wednesday) […]

ASC-VIC report: Science and film evening

The Victorian branch of Australian Science Communicators recently enjoyed an evening of documentary film and science with a screening of “The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot” followed by a Q&A session.
Members and guests filled the LongPlay cinema in North Fitzroy for pre-film dinner and drinks in the cinema bar. After a short introduction of […]

President’s Update September 2018

We need to have a very serious talk about gender
Dr Craig Cormick
President, Australian Science Communicators
Rather than quote lots of facts and figures at you about the problems with portrayal of gender in science communications, I’m going to rely on the super powers of metaphor  and talk about the super hero Black Widow. You know the character […]

Science Express at the Sydney Science Festival

A Science Communication professional development evening at the Sydney Science Festival – Review by Astha Singh
Nine young and upcoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researchers took over ‘The Lab’ at the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences) on 15th August. The agenda was to have conversations with a full house about how […]

President’s Update August 2018

Another Bloody Conference?
My wife hears me say that too often during the course of a year when I’ve been invited to attend another conference. And often they involve a lot more travel than I prefer, a lot more preparation that is done for free, and a lot more grumbling about having to miss out on things […]

ASC Conference 2018 – Call for Session Producers (including workshops and socials)

Calling all potential Session Producers (including Workshops and Social Events) for the upcoming 2018 National Conference to be held in Sydney in November.

The theme for ASC2018 is “Elevate Engage Collaborate” and we will be particularly interested in session proposals (includes workshops and social activities), papers, case studies and posters that speak to this theme.

This information […]

Presidents Update July 2018

What is all the fuss about behavorial economics?
Dr Craig Cormick
President
Have you bumped into anyone use behavioural economics to underpin a science communication strategy, and thought what has sci-comms got to do with economics?
Well let me tell you a story…
You might recall about ten years ago they world went through a serious recession known as the […]