Rachael Vorwerk ASC Science Communicator Scope Interview

Why did you choose to study science?
Growing up in sunny Mildura played in a big part in my love of nature and the outdoors. We’d kayak, bike ride and swim in the summer and we’d go away every year to the Great Ocean Road. My Mum was a primary school teacher and she would often […]

The Big Science Communication Challenges: Alison Leigh

This post is part of a series which asked past presidents of ASC: What are the biggest science communication challenges Australia faces right now and over the next decade?
Response from Alison Leigh
When I was ASC president 25 years ago , my day job was running Quantum,  ABC TV “s iconic science program, so my perspective […]

President’s Update, January

Frequently ASC-ed questions
Most ASC activities happen at the state level through our branches.  So as we start 2020 and planning ahead, based on feedback from state branch organisers we’ve put together a handy short guide with answers to some basic questions that help make branches run, like:

How do we get funding?
How do you run an […]

A handy guide to running an ASC Branch

Frequently ASC-ed questions
Download the Guide here
If you find yourself running an ASC state or territory branch, there are some questions you might have.

How do we get funding?
How do you run an AGM?
Do we have public liability insurance?
What kind of communications channels are open to ASCers?

I’ve put together a first draft of a guide to help […]

President’s Update, December

As science communicators there are not many chances for our community to recognise and acknowledge the great contributors to Scicomm in Australia.  There are very few awards especially for science communication, with categories like the Eureka Prize for Promoting Science Understading going to researchers who actively engage in communication.  This is wonderful, as the work […]

Vanessa Fuchs ASC Science Communicator Scope Interview

Why did you choose to study science?
I am completing a Master of Environmental Science at the University of Sydney and I only have one subject to finish in semester 1, 2020. The countdown is on! It’s been over four years of juggling part-time studies with full-time work but it has complimented not only my professional […]

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication.

The Australian Science Communicators is proud to offer the Unsung Hero Award of Australian Science Communication
The award will be announced at the ASC Conference in Melbourne in February 2020.
Nominations close at 5pm on Friday 31 January 2020.
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2019 Nomination Form – Entry WORD
ASC Unsung Hero Award 2019 Nomination Form – Entry PDF
The […]

2019 AGM – President’s Report

Presidents report
2019 has seen us celebrate 25 years of the ASC.  It’s been my first year as President, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been invaluable in helping me throughout the year, especially the executive committee and Kali as our invaluable executive officer.
Activity over the year:

Regular communication through the ASC Channels including SCOPE, […]

ASC President’s update November 2019

President’s Update
25 years old!
The quarter-century milestone has prompted a time not just for reflection on the past, but consideration to the future challenges science communication faces in Australia.  I’ve had many interesting discussions in the last couple of months about the impacts of media fragmentation, how to engage audiences around new and emerging technologies, or […]

Upcoming Perspectives on Diversity in STEMM

After the 2018 conference session and published article on Missing Links for STEMM Diversity, Australian Science Communicators NSW branch has created a documentary style video about perspectives on Diversity in Science Technology Engineering Maths and Medicine (STEMM) featuring STEMM professionals from all around Australia.
ASC, NSW along with the support of Australia’s Science Channel – RiAus, Franklin Women, Inspiring Australia […]