Australians think science has made life easier – new poll

CPAS's Rod Lamberts published the Australian Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Science Survey this week.

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Toss Gascoigne and Jenni Metcalfe: The emergence of modern science communication in Australia

The CPAS researchers have published a new paper on this topic for the 'Journal of Science Communication' special issue on the history of sci com.

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Vanessa de Kauwe’s disability empowerment program has great results in Africa

The science engagement program that started in CPAS is implemented by colleagues in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Professor Graham Durant: Showing Science - from the sublime to the ridiculous

The Director of Questacon will showcase the past, present and future of science shows in an evening seminar on Thursday 7 September.

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SCOMaganza! 2017

SCOMaganza! 2017 is an all day event featuring short talks from CPAS researchers on their exciting science communication research.

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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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