Inspiring Australia ACT is working the tourism industry and the National Capital Attractions Authority to put Canberra’s science on the tourist map. When American TV presenter and space historian Amy Shira Teitel (pictured) visited Australia for National Science Week in 2016, she couldn’t wait to get to the ACT. After all, the first images beamed
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For 30 years, the National Youth Science Forum has been bringing Australia’s top year 12 science students to Canberra for a summer school to nurture and encourage the nation’s next generation of science leaders. In 2016, innovation was on the agenda for the first time, thanks to Inspiring Australia ACT and its host organisation the
How a hot topic and the connections of the Inspiring Australia network can bring together an unlikely combination of mainstream media, academia and consumer advocacy to explore science and reach bigger audiences. During National Science Week ‘Bringing Science to Wellness’ attracted an audience of 300 people. Now it’s reaching tens of thousands more online. And
Meet Ingrid McCarthy, inspiring the Australian Capital Territory one young mind at a time How many jobs introduce a person to a Nobel Prize winner one day, and a dalek the next? New Inspiring Australia ACT program manager Ingrid McCarthy has done just that, commencing her role just a few weeks before National Science Week.
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.
It started in 2005 as a humble website, but the Canberra-based ScienceAlert is now a social media superstar, having reached the milestone of 5 million fans on Facebook.
A science communication voice for the downtrodden, for the juvenile and for the irreverent is lacking no more. SCOM BOMB, a weekly Google Hangout presented by the good Doctors Rod Lamberts and Will Grant, drops bombs on the communication of science and the science of communication.
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.
‘Sciencycle’ the busking bike, science updates its status, young migrants discover the potential of science and more.