ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

Where-in-the-world-is-Tom? Turns out he just couldn’t stay away from #ScienceWeek, getting into Perth just in time for at least one event. Congratulations to everyone for getting through – we know how busy August is for many of us.

Behind the scenes, we’ve kept busy continuing work on next year’s conference, the website/CRM revamp, and preparing the […]

Job available – Executive Officer [contractor]

About the role

The Executive Officer has historically been the central hub for all member enquiries and supporter of the National Executive Committee’s projects and initiatives. For the past several years, this is the only paid role at the Australian Science Communicators.

Until recently, the role has been filled by a long-standing employee who has chosen to […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

The beginning of the second half of the calendar year has been a busy one for us. This last month, we’ve had several meetings a week working across the breadth of the ASC for the membership.

Firstly, member events. As you may have noticed, we’ve two events this month including a successful networking event and ‘a […]

WFSJ International Press Card

As a member-organisation of the World Federation of Science Journalists, the ASC qualifies members to access an international press card via the WFSJ. This card will help freelance and other journalists in gaining access to press conferences and official meetings, especially in countries that do not provide national press cards.

If you wish to apply, please […]

“A damn good investment”

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Wednesday 30 August5-6pm AEST | 4:30-5:30pm ACST | 3-4pm AWSTZoom meeting (audio and video participants encouraged)

How do we demonstrate our value as science communicators?

Continuing on from the #ASC2023 Conference, Distinguished Prof. Arnan Mitchell, will be chatting and offering up Q&A with his experience at hiring a science communicator and why it’s ‘a damn […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

A lot of conversations have been happening this month, and we’re closer to more and more answers as we look to start local and national events, professional development opportunities, ASC2024, governance, SCOPE (please fill in the survey!) and website renewals. It’s hard to share more than ‘it’s coming’. If you know either of us, you […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

This month while Tom is still overseas, Jirana attended a workshop as part of the Australian Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review. It was an opportunity to discuss with other STEM related groups that promoted or worked on increasing diversity. The goal was to find solutions to increasing the different types of diversity, and […]

ASC delegates at Science Meets Parliament

Written by Claire Harris.

The Australian Science Communicators became an official organisation member of STA in November 2022. This momentous (and long-worked on membership) opened the door to parliament… Well… to Science Meets Parliament – an annual event (COVID aside) that aims to directly connect parliamentarians with scientists, technologists and science communicators.

A 2023 record for SMP […]

ASC Co-Presidents’ Message, Jirana Boontanjai and Tom Carruthers

This month we write from different continents with Tom still traveling Europe after the PCST conference where we put forward our bid to host PCST2027. You may have had the opportunity to attend the webinar on PCST but for those who couldn’t make it, Tom has promised to give a thorough update on how PCST […]

Online event: Debrief with the ASC Science Meets Parliament delegates

Join Claire Harris, Phil Dooley, Adam Selinger and Preeti Castle, ASC delegates who attended Science Meets Parliament as they share what happened, their experience, what they’ve learnt and what ASC and our membership can do to help with scicomm advocacy.

Date: 18 April Time: 4PM AEST | 3:30PM ACST | 2PM AWST Platform: Zoom […]