Inspiring Australia update: Nominations Open for 2013 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

The 2012 awards event for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science was outstanding. A number of ASC members are involved with the Prizes and it would be good to hear their views on what the program means to them. Here’s the first announcement from Inspiring Australia about the 2013 prizes.

Inspiring Australia is pleased to announce […]

Inspiring Australia update: Grant round announced – Inspired to communicate science in Tasmania?

Inspired to communicate science in Tasmania? Here’s your chance to make it happen.
Was your New Years’ resolution for 2013 to make things happen? Here’s an opportunity to take those great ideas and turn them into reality.
If you have considered running an event, workshop, lecture, or film night (or any other fantastic type of event) which […]

Inspiring Australia update: stirring up interest in engineering

Australia needs engineers but where will they come from? Inspiring Australia is looking for answers by funding programs which aim to attract the interest of Australian students. Here is an update about two of these programs.
It is well-known that Australia is experiencing a skill shortage in relation to engineers, and that Australian industry, and […]

Inspiring Australia Update: Redmap Australia launches 13 December 2012

Redmap started as a citizen fishers and divers science driven project in 2009 to map the distribution of fish species, and to track any changes, in the waters around Tasmania. Started by the University of Tasmania, the web-based project and has grown quickly. With support from Inspiring Australia and many new partners it has now […]

Inspiring Australia update: Topical, tropical, science communication

Q. How do you develop a strategy to strengthen science communication across a large region of the country?
A. You engage science experts, develop partnerships and map out a range of recommendations to achieve tangible outcomes.
This is exactly what has been accomplished in the recently released Science Engagement and Tropical Australia: Building a Prosperous and Sustainable […]

Inspiring Australia update: Museum Victoria Launches Field Guide app

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 […]

ASC Canberra AGM and 2012 PM Science Prize Winner

[ 28 November 2012; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Following the AGM we will hold a public event where attendees will hear from Canberra local, Professor Ken Freeman, recipient of this years Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Continue reading

National Science Week 2013 grant round open

Please spread the news that the National Science Week 2013 grant round has just opened.
Inspiring Australia says that grants are available for between $2000 and $25 000. The round is for $500 000, though $50 000 of that has already been decided (because of the two three-year long grants awarded in 2012).
The  grant round will […]

2012 Prime Minister’s Science prizes

The stars are out and shining tonight
Professor and Astronomer Ken Freeman will be dusting off the old suit for a meeting with Government officials, including the PM, in the Great Hall of Parliament House tonight when he receives a token appreciation for his work in the field of planets and stars and the discovery of […]

Science communicators: where would science be without them?

[ 24 September 2012; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] So who is working with scientists to help them communicate their research and participate in the
public and political debate? Continue reading