Thank you to Dr. Suzette Searle for preparing this survey summary.
Does it surprise you that friends and family, and CSIRO were equally the most trusted sources of accurate scientific information volunteered by respondents (12%) in a recent Australian survey? What about the 21% who didn’t know who to trust, or the 9% who trusted no-one? […]
Thank you to Joan Leach for providing us with the President’s update.
I’m writing this ‘on deadline’ for the editor of SCOPE as I needed her to ‘just give me a few more days’. The reason for this wasn’t entirely the usual pressure of work, but rather the moribund state into which I fell after […]
…with some words from recent ASC2014 conference session chairs…
Magritte Sitting on Invisible Chair by Jukka Palmu
(Modifed and re-used under Creative Commons License)
In the recent national conference for all those who make science accessible our session chairs had a lot on their plate.
As well as ensuring that more than five hundred delegates could move between over seventy individual […]
Thank you to Ian McDonald for summarising the proofreading suggestions from the list.
I’m sure I am not the only one but I always find that proof-reading your own writeing is difficult – particularly when you are trying to find that last typo. Now, how many of you noticed the three errors in my first […]
That’s right! We’ve heard some whispers that the ASC community has changed some people’s lives. This grassroots organisation that started back in 1994… Who’d have thunk it back in that inaugural meeting at the Press Club in Canberra.
As we come up to celebrating 20 years of ASC, we (the Executive) reckon it’s time to hear […]
By Craig Cormick and Arwen Cross
Community concerns about wind farms and vaccines have led to a discussion about why some people have strong fears of adverse reactions, and why their perception of risk doesn’t align with those of scientists. As Janet McCalmun wrote recently:
Their problem is a problem with science, and science has a something […]
By Ian McDonald (ACT Branch, ASC President)
Canberra’s scientific and research community came out from their labs and offices to the CSIRO Discovery Centre on the 18th of March to discuss the ‘hot topic’ of whether it is possible to have a long term and sustainable career in research. Hosted by the ACT Branch of the ASC […]
[ 17 May 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Cheer squad or critic? Awareness raiser, crusader or watchdog? What is the role of science and medical writers today?
Join us for a discussion on this, and more, by a panel of expert science and medical writers in Sydney on 17 May. This is a joint event of the Australian Science Communicators and the Australasian Medical Writers’ […]
Developing purpose-built apps is potentially a very powerful tool for science communication. But the apps arena is still new to us and apps can be very expensive to create, test, promote and/or market. Are any ASCers working on apps that they can talk about? Here’s news of a new science related app and a teaser […]
Posted by Jesse Shore for Joanne Sinclair:
ScienceRewired was launched at the Science Exchange in Adelaide on 11th October 2012. The Science Exchange was a fantastic venue with great facilities. The building is a beautiful mix of old and new – huge screens in the auditorium (perfect for Skype presentations) and glorious stained glass windows. It […]