Lessons from Timor-Leste

CPAS PhD student Chris McGillion on how to effectively position communication for development projects. 

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Why we talk about science in the movies

Dr Jarrod Green explores why audiences discuss the realism of science in fiction.

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Maja Horst: Science communication events as boundary spaces

Starting from my own experiences with an interactive installation about the social responsibility of science I will be discussing science communication event

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Australia-Japan: Science diplomacy and public policy

Hear advisors to government on the role of science in diplomacy and policy. Learn stories of active research collaborations.

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National Wattle Day 2018

CPAS Visiting Fellow Dr Suzette Searle manages communications at the Wattle Day Association to celebrate National Wattle Day on 1 September each year. 

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Gender stereotypes in science profiles

Dr Madeline Mitchell and Dr Merryn McKinnon track progress in science reporting. 

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The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at ANU was the first science communication centre in Australia and is now the most diverse of its kind in the world.

We are global leaders in our field, developing methods to encourage informed decisions about the big scientific issues.

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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