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 […]

The Big Science Communication Challenges: Craig Cormick

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 Craig Cormick
I feel the biggest science communication challenge facing Australia is the fact we all eat different biscuits but don’t know enough about those who […]

Astha Singh ASC NSW President Scope Interview

 
Astha Singh – ASC October SCOPE interview
 

Why did you choose to study science?

The decision to study an undergraduate degree in science for me was led by interest and curiosity. I have been genuinely curious about scientific concepts, new technology, discovery and innovation. One of the most important factors for us to choose in our field […]

ASC President’s update October 2019

President’s update

Sci-com research presented at ASC2020 will be published with the Journal of Science Communication.
The research program committee have negotiated with the Journal of Science Communication, JCOM, to publish a set of commentaries from the ASC2020 conference.  Example of a commentary based around a conference can be found here.  A selection of papers for inclusion by […]

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2019 Australian science communicators remuneration and skills survey

As a science communicator do you ever wish you could find out how much your skills are worth on the job market?
We do, which is why we have teamed up with ANU’s Centre for the Public Awareness of Science to develop Australia’s first profile of Australia’s science communicators.
We’re looking to hear from anyone who plays a role […]

Toss Gascoigne ASC Scope Interview

 

Toss Gascoigne shares us his SciComm Journey
 
How did you get into SciComm?
So I came into science communication not as a person with science qualifications, but as a former English teacher and freelance journalist, and joined CSIRO’s Centre for Environmental Mechanics.  It’s a fabulous building, lifts the spirits as you walk through the door.  My colleagues […]

The Missing Link for STEMM Diversity

Building bridges and dissolving boundaries in STEMM
– Dr Astha Singh and Akanksha Tiwary
With a quarter of its population born overseas, Australia is culturally and linguistically diverse. Inclusion and diversity are core of the identity and spirit of Australian society and its contemporary culture. However, this social diversity is not reflected in the composition of the […]

ASC2020 Call for Papers

ASC2020 Call for Papers and Sessions
We are delighted to invite you to get your thinking caps on! Expressions of interest for inclusion in the ASC2020 conference program due 30 September 2019.
The theme for ASC2020 is “Priorities, Policies and Publics for human survival” with streams such as environmental and sustainability communication, impact communication, and more.
We are keen to […]

Stephen Pincock; NSW ASC Committee Interview

 

Why did you choose to study science?

In the early years of high school, I developed a vague idea that I wanted to be “a medical researcher”. I loved the idea of working in a lab, helping find new treatments. On the other hand, I was also very keen on literature and writing, so my subject […]