SCREN: Science Communication Research and Education Network

Special thanks to Sean Perera from ANU for this contribution.
SCREN is a network of science communication researchers and educators in Australia, and aims to enable members to take part in collaborative science communication research and share best practices in science communication training at tertiary institutions.
Inaugurated in June 2007 under the auspices of the Director of […]

International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) 2011

Dear Colleague,
I am pleased to send you an update on the provisional programme for the International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) 2011. The programme can be downloaded at:
ICEM 2011 will be held from 8 – 11 November 2011 at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia (Pre-Conference Seminar Energy […]

15th Annual Kenneth Myer Lecture by Prof. David Attwell

The Florey Neuroscience Institutes presents the 15 Kenneth Myer Lecture Brain Power” by Prof David Attwell
Have you ever wondered how our brains have evolved over the years? Or why it is still not possible to do a brain transplant?
This year’s lecture will feature leading British neuroscientist Professor David Attwell, an inspiring speaker and world expert […]

Garrett and Heath on sustainability

Queensland’s Chief Scientist Dr Geoff Garrett and Queensland Solar City community engagement manager Julie Heath will be joining us for drinks at this September’s get-together. The Theme of the night will be Sustainability in Queensland – Science and the Environment.
Dr Garrett was appointed Queensland Chief Scientist from January 2011, after 8 years as Chief Executive […]

Improve your writing skills

The media scene has changed, and so has the role of the media release. But what is the new role, and how can science make the best use of them?
ASC QLD’s first writing workshop for 2011 will teach you how to:

How to identify the most important and interesting thing in the story, the essential […]

The 2nd Annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011

Thanks to Karine Bruron from Liquid Learning Group for providing this information:
Liquid Learning is delighted to present The 2nd Annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011 – the premier event for communication professionals to exchange and acquire knowledge, tools and skills for true performance excellence.
The National Science Communication Officers’ Forum 2011 will be held on 22 […]

Nanotechnology regulations and the general public

The Department of Innovation Industry, Science and Resources (DIISR) has produced a brochure about nanotechnology and regulations aimed at the general public. They are looking for ways to make people aware of the brochure and to distribute it.
While the brochure is not a professional development resource about science communication, it is related to the broader […]

Great communication tips from the BSA Conference

“You can now download the final 2011 Science Communication Conference report packed with all the case studies, break-out discussions and learning points from the two days.” Amy Lothian, Science in Society Officer, British Science Association Continue reading

Liquid Learning’s Forum Rescheduled

ASC is supporting Liquid Learning’s second annual National Science Communication Officers’ Forum. It has been rescheduled to 22-24 November 2011 in Sydney, Citigate Central. Continue reading

Are scientists selfish?

Popping into my inbox the other day was a review by the journal, Science Communication about a book Open Science. The authors are Julian Cribb and Tjempaka Sari (CSIRO publishing).
Another book from Julian Cribb, I thought, how wonderful. But Julian is no one hit wonder, so why was I surprised. The review […]