ASC taking LinkedIn to the next level!

Thanks to Kali Madden for this information and for setting up the new members only LinkedIn discussion group!
Did you know that the Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year?
As the Australian national industry body for all those who make science and technology accessible, many national and international science communication efforts have [...]

Event review: CRCA conference—Innovative with Asia

Thank you to Adam Barclay for sharing his CRCA conference experiences with us!
The 2014 CRC* Association Conference was always going to be interesting, coming off the back of a federal budget that announced $80 million in cuts and the cancellation of the 17th selection round. A back-of-the-envelope estimate for the cost of bidding for a [...]

Navigating the Animation Process (Part 2 of 5—Script Development)

From concept to screen, getting the best results.
by Adrian King (Animation/visual–fx producer, designer & artist)
Welcome back. If you missed the first stage (Initial Briefing) in this series you can read it here.
In this instalment we’ll have a look at stage 2. (Concept & Script Development). In stage 1, we defined the brief but not the [...]

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 [...]