BREAKING NEWS: Chief Scientist Alan Finkel to headline #ASC2016

We are delighted to announce that Alan Finkel (Australia’s Chief Scientist) is our keynote speaker for ASC2016!
Dr Finkel commenced as Australia’s Chief Scientist on 25 January 2016. He is Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist.

Dr Finkel has an extensive science background as an entrepreneur, engineer, neuroscientist and educator.
Prior to becoming Chief Scientist, he was the Chancellor of […]

ASC2016 is live!

The premier industry event for science communicators, science journalists and all those who make science accessible is here again.
Designed as a single day plenary format that will allow delegates to participate in the World Science Festival in Brisbane in March on either side, initial program details have gone online here. Program updates are coming in […]

ASC conference – Join us in Brisbane on March 11, 2016

When: March 11, 2016
Where: Room Three Sixty, Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Brisbane QLD

A huge thank you to all those who took the time to respond to the conference planning email sent to members in August this year. Your views were very supportive of a March 2016 conference, along with a longer term view to planning […]

AGM Report / 2016 Executive

Written by Paula Lourie. 

At the 21st AGM of the Australian Science Communicators on November 19 2015 in Canberra, Professor Joan Leach was confirmed as 2016 President. This is Joan’s third year as President.
The 2016 National Executive is:

President: Professor Joan Leach (ACT)
Vice President: Bianca Nogrady (NSW)
Vice President: Niall Byrne (VIC)
Secretary: Sarah Lau (WA)
Treasurer: Pete Wheeler (WA)
Executive Officer: […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Save the date! 11 March 2016
I’m very pleased to announce that the next ASC conference will be in Brisbane in March 2016. We have tried to tie in our next meeting with the World Festival of Science so that our members who are involved can make their […]

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Thursday 19 November 2015

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Canberra, ACT on 19 November 2015.
The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update.
Award Season
Award season is well and truly underway—I was very pleased to be invited to the Eureka awards this year.  Citizen science, quality long-form science journalism, and generally good science communication all got a shout out at the awards.  Next up, the Premier’s Prizes for Science.  While […]

Event review: Pre National Science Week Mixer

Thanks to Bonnie Murphy for the event review!
“ASC Victoria kicked off the 2015 Pre National Science Week Mixer at Markov on August 13th, this time joined by international guest Yvette d’Entremont, aka SciBabe.
With over 50 attendees the mixer was a hit yet again. National Science Week event holders were given the opportunity to promote their […]

Thinking about going to see The Martian?

Join us, the Australian Science Communicators Victoria for a mesmerizing movie experience.
Come at 6pm for a drink and pre-movie speaker – the fascinating Dianne McGrath. Dianne is one of the shortlisted Mars One astronaut candidates from around the world. Mars One is a non-profit organisation seeking to establish the […]

The lab rat amongst the journalists

A month ago, I suddenly realised that I did not have an online presence as a scientist! Shortly after this revelation hit me, the microscopist was born on a variety of social platforms. Through social media I hoped to create a visual online portfolio, which not only showcased my abilities as a microscopist but also provided […]