Joan Leach: Science journalism is in Australia’s interest, but needs support to thrive

The CPAS Director has written about the decline and importance of Australian science journalism in an article for The Conversation.

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ANU Science in the Media students publish paper in Public Understanding of Science

The paper by course convener Merryn McKinnon and three students examines the relationship between journalists, science communicators and scientists.

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African pop-up science exhibition wows students

CPAS's visiting Australia Awards fellows created an exhibition at the Botswanan High Commission on 22 May.

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Graham Walker: Science Circus Southeast Asia?

CPAS is investigating spreading the Science Circus Africa model to Southeast Asia, writes Graham Walker in an article for 'New Mandala'.

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CPAS collaboration with African science centres

CPAS has welcomed 15 future and current leaders of Africa’s science centre movement for six weeks of intensive training, as part of a DFAT Australia Awards Fellowship.

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Rod Lamberts: Distrust of experts happens when we forget they're human beings

Dr Rod comments on the phenomenon of societal distrust of experts in a new article for 'The Conversation'.

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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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