Notice for 2020 Annual General Meeting – new date Thursday 10 December

Official notice of 2020 Australian Science Communicators AGM (online via Zoom)
This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held online via zoom on THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER 2020 (please note new date)

The 2020 AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, […]

ASC-WA AGM 2020

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020 this year, at The Shoe Bar in Yagan Square (in the back room called the Baby Shoe). This year, the AGM will quickly be followed by our annual QUIZ NIGHT starting at 7pm (with some quiz questions relevant to the very AGM I know you […]

How to Design an Award-Winning Scientific Poster – The Online Course

Hello Science Communicators!
It’s clear: most scientific posters you’ve seen have been a confusing and yawn-inducing wall-of-text.
You know you need something different: a poster that is as innovative, intelligent and eye-catching.
But where do you start?
Join me on a thorough and engaging journey of clear and effective poster design.
I am excited to introduce my online course “How […]

ASC Scope Interview: Dr Sam Illingworth, Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, School of Biological Sciences, UWA

 
Why did you choose to study science?
Following my compulsory science education in school, I chose to study science at A-level (exams that are studied and taken by 16-18-year-olds in the UK prior to University) because I loved trying to understand the world and the way in which we live. I pursued a combined undergraduate and […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update October

Jobs jobs jobs…
It’s budget day, and it’s all jobs jobs jobs…
Where do you go to find a job in sci-com? It’s a question that’s now more relevant than ever as COVID impacts start reverberating through some of the sectors that have been some of the big employers of science communicators like the higher education sector […]

ASC Scope Interview: Craig Bloxsome, Scitech Science Centre Manager

Craig Bloxsome
 
Why did you choose to study science?        
I’m not sure if I actually did study science although my undergraduate degree Leisure Science did have the word science in it. I grew up in a small country town and neither of my parents completed high school so the thought of going to university seemed very daunting. […]

Calling researchers for #FromtheLAB participation

At Australian Science Communicators NSW, we have kicked off our content based #FromtheLAB series in March 2020. This series connects everyone with Australian scientists, researchers, innovators on a monthly basis through short videos where they talk about their current work, scientific concepts and discoveries.
Are you an early – mid career researcher, innovator or scientist in […]

ASC SCOPE Interview: Paul Holper, Co-Director of Scientell

Why did you choose to study science?
I liked the precision of science and the logic that underpins everything. At university I discovered that chemistry was particularly enjoyable, so that’s what I majored in.
I naively decided that as I liked demonstrating to university students, I should become a teacher. I spent 10 years in the classroom; […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update September

I hope you are all doing ok, especially thinking of all our Victorian members who’ve been going through lockdown round 2 over the last month.  If you’ve not been able to catch our live members Q&A series so far, you can now access them online via the ASC members area.
This month, there are a few […]

Building new worlds for exploration: designing online exhibits during COVID-19

Written by Dr Debbie Devis
I never thought I would be chatting about psychology and loneliness whilst running from a zombie, but COVID-19 has surprised me in unexpected ways. When the pandemic hit, we all had to adjust. For us at MOD. at UniSA, that meant we had to close galleries and set up an online […]