A report reviewing the Unlocking Australia’s Potential program has been published. The report, Unlocking Inspiration, measures the success of the program in engaging more Australians in science, in establishing a suite of ongoing sustainable projects for Australia as well as highlights in areas such as citizen science, youth, indigenous engagement and commercial partnerships. The Unlocking Australia’s
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$520 million for the Synchrotron, $294 million for the Square Kilometre Array and $1.5 billion for all 27 national collaborative (NCRIS) facilities. These are some of the winners from the National Innovation and Science Agenda announced last week. And the reaction from the science world has been one of relief and optimism. “This is a
It’s commonplace for organisations to regularly evaluate and report on their activities and processes to ensure that they are working well. Evaluation allows companies to benchmark themselves against competitors, identify strengths and weaknesses, expose gaps and pursue new opportunities. So how well do science communicators fare when it comes to this kind of analysis?
Many great things have come out of the Inspiring Australia program, but the real achievement has been to establish a model for coordinating science engagement, with the challenge now for scientists and communicators to keep working together to make the most of this opportunity.
The new Science Sector Group will harvest the passion of leading non-government science organisations to conduct joint public education campaigns for emerging scientific issues that have the potential to become controversial.