Science Circus Africa: Disability & Gender Initiative

CPAS PhD student Vanessa de Kauwe left Australia on March 2 for Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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2017 workshop at CPAS

A Crisis of Expertise?

Professor Joan Leach, Dr Wendy Russell & Ruth O'Connor at the University of Melbourne conference.

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Crisis of Expertise

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

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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