Launching the new Mike Gore Physics Education Precinct

A new space for physicists to launch flying contraptions, build exploding experiments and test big ideas has opened at The Australian National University.

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Launching the new Mike Gore Physics Education Precinct

Science Meets Parliament 2018

A record number of CPAS staff and students attended the 19th Science Meets Parliament conference this year. 

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CPAS at Science Meets Parliament 2018

CPAS in Japan

Japanese alumni and friends of CPAS caught up over dinner and drinks after the final session of the Science Centre World Summit in Miraikan.

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friends of CPAS in Japan

Underwater Craft Lab: student exhibit at Dickson Library

CPAS alumni Phoebe Armitage has created the collection of 40 handmade puppets of sea creatures.

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Underwater Craft Lab display

Vanessa de Kauwe‏ on ABC Radio National

A further look at how her research turns science skills into life skills for students with intellectual disabilities.

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Vanessa de Kauwe with students

Graham Durant and Will Grant at BRISMIS in Beijing

Professor Graham Durant and Dr Will Grant represented CPAS and Questacon at the First International Symposium on the Development of Natural Science Museums under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Dr Grant, Professor Durant and Dr Burton Lim from the Royal Ontario Museum

The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) is the world's most diverse academic science communication centre.

The Centre’s mission is to encourage a confident democratic ownership of modern science nationally and internationally by increasing science awareness in the community, fostering public dialogue about science, and improving the communication skills of scientists.

Through research led education our students become skilled communicators who can engage people with the science, technology, or medical information that is most relevant to them.

Our research investigates the ways science is being communicated in the public arena, new ways to excite the public imagination about science and methods to encourage informed decisions about scientific issues that concern us in the 21st century.

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