CPAS alum Dr Elizabeth Tynan wins CHASS Book Prize for 'Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story'

The book, which examines British atomic testing in Australia in the 1950s, was published last year, based on Dr Tynan's PhD research at CPAS.

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CPAS is seeking a new Associate Professor in science communication

CPAS is seeking a new senior colleague as Associate Professor to make significant contributions to all activities of the Centre. Applications close 20 October 2017.

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Joan Leach and Fabien Medvecky wonder just how ‘good’ science communication is… the Editorial for a special issue on the ethics of science communication in the Journal of Science Communication.

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Lindy Orthia and Rachel Morgain: Tips for effective #scicomm infographic

Can't get enough #scicomm mnemonics? Explore the 6W + 1H of sci com basics, the 5 'I's of audience expectation, science's SPIICEy contexts & two outcome AEIOUs.

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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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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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