“Trust the Science”

“Trust the Science”

Sounds like a good plan.  Trust is a shortcut for reliability, for credibility.  You wouldn’t trust someone who is constantly giving you bad info.   You wouldn’t trust some random unqualified person to re-wire your house or give you dental treatment.

So trust the science.

But being too trusting can leave us susceptible to […]

Fresh Science call for nominations

Nominations close next Thursday 29 July 2021.

Calling all early career researchers.

Got results, a discovery or invention that has
not received any publicity?

Nominate for Fresh Science 2021. Find your
story, get media trained and promote your science.

Fresh Science is looking for:

early-career
researchers (from honours students to no more than five years post-PhD).a peer-reviewed
discovery that has had little […]

Q&A Webinar – Dr Linda McIver

Join us for our next in our Q&A webinar series on Friday 30 July with our guest Dr Linda McIver.

Free for all ASC members – register via zoom here Dr Linda McIver pioneered authentic Data Science and Computational Science education with real impact for secondary students and founded the Australian Data […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update May

HOLD THE DATE!  September 15-17 for ASC Online 2021.  While the impacts on travel and budgets mean that for many ASC members an in-person conference is not practical this year, we know that the opportunity to network, learn and share ideas with each other is one of the most valued parts of ASC.  So we’re […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update April

Late in 2020, I zoomed in to the World Congress on Science Literacy on behalf of ASC, where I was among dozens of international guests invited to share a 2-minute flash update on the theme of the Interaction of science communication and social governance in light of the pandemic year.  It was a fascinating insight […]

ASC Scope Interview: Dr Tullio Rossi, Director of Animate Your Science

Why did you choose to study science?
When I was 15, I learned how to scuba dive and I had a transformative experience during my first ever night dive. After descending into the spooky black waters, the guide gave me a signal to turn off my flashlight and wave my hands. So I did, and magic […]

ASC Scope Interview: Wesley Ward, Founder of The Comms Doctor

Why did you choose to study science?
All my life I have been a science ‘nerd’ wandering in the bush. As a child and a teenager, I was especially interested in life sciences and applied biology and chemistry – I just didn’t know what those words meant. For me, agriculture was a natural extension of these […]

Lisa Bailey: President’s Update March

I have a group chat with a group of friends from high school that’s not always super active, but this week was a flurry of excitement as a couple of my mates got their first COVID vaccinations.  Even when you’re a health professional, you can still feel nervous if you’re one of the first people […]

Member Q&A Webinar: Dr Katie Attwell, social scientist with a focus on attitudes to vaccination

As Australia starts the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines, join us for the next in our series where we will be hosting Dr Katie Atwell – community, systems and behavioural researcher in the area of vaccination uptake.
Wednesday March 17, 2021 07:30 PM AEDST
Send through your questions on vaccine hesitancy and public health comms strategy when […]