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20 April 2018
There’s not many things you could get 90 per cent of Australians to agree upon, but when it comes to the positive impact of science, we’re almost all on the same page...
11 April 2018
CPAS alumni Jo Adams started the Cheeky Neurons project as part of her Masters of Science Communication. Since graduating in 2017, Nix and Nellie the Cheeky Neurons have...
CPAS practice ahead of PCST
27 March 2018
CPAS team huddle ahead of #PCST2018 with questions, feedback and advice: be prepared, be direct, be gracious — and don't go over time! pic.twitter.com/1ysM9Z6yTm...
A visually impaired student's first ever practical science demonstration
27 March 2018
(Above: Vanessa de Kauwe leading a visually impaired student's first ever practical science demonstration) CPAS PhD researcher Vanessa de Kauwe and visiting scholar Dr...
2017 workshop at CPAS
4 March 2018
CPAS PhD student Vanessa de Kauwe left Australia on March 2 for Zimbabwe and Zambia to run local disability and gender equality education workshops with Stuart Kohlhagen, formerly...
Launching the new Mike Gore Physics Education Precinct
22 February 2018
A new space for physicists to launch flying contraptions, build exploding experiments and test big ideas has opened at The Australian National University. On February 9th,...
Crisis of Expertise
17 February 2018
A number of CPAS academics travelled to Melbourne on the 15th and 16th of February for the University of Melbourne School of Government's conference A Crisis of Expertise?....
CPAS at Science Meets Parliament 2018
14 February 2018
2018 is the 19th year of Science Meets Parliament, and Science Technology Australia are celebrating the largest event yet — and CPAS had its largest involvement yet. CPAS...
friends of CPAS in Japan
1 February 2018
Japanese alumni and friends of CPAS caught up over dinner and drinks after the final session of the Science Centre World Summit in Miraikan last November. "It was...
Vanessa de Kauwe with students
18 January 2018
CPAS PhD student Vanessa de Kauwe‏ was on ABC Radio's National Evenings to talk about her research into how science education can provide life skills for...
Underwater Craft Lab display
18 January 2018
CPAS alumni Phoebe Armitage has created an "Underwater Craft Lab" currently on display in the Dickson library. The display is a collection of 40 handmade puppets,...
14 December 2017
CPAS congratulates the 22 postgraduate science communication students who received their degrees at ANU's Llewellyn Hall this week.  Three students, Dr Jacqui Hoepner...
Dr Grant, Professor Durant and Dr Burton Lim from the Royal Ontario Museum
14 December 2017
Professor Graham Durant and Dr Will Grant represented CPAS and Questacon at the First International Symposium on the Development of Natural Science Museums under the Belt and Road...
7 December 2017
CPAS graduate Dr Elizabeth Tynan has been awarded the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Prize for Australian History for her book Atomic Thunder: The Maralinga Story...
7 December 2017
Researchers have developed machine learning to scan tens of thousands of job ads and found a large hidden job market for PhD graduates. The project, led by The Australian...
30 November 2017
CPAS had a strong showing at the 2017 Australasian Association for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science Conference as Mita Anggaryani, Tangyao Zhang, Dr Sean...
30 November 2017
If you want to teach someone how to catch a bus, build them a balloon rocket. This is what Vanessa de Kauwe has discovered in her PhD research for the Australian National...
Stages of citizen science employed by each model
23 November 2017
Citizen science engages millions of people worldwide, asking and answering questions about the world around them. The United States, European Union, and Australia have...
Evidence source types cited in Australian Government departments
16 November 2017
Getting more evidence into policy is one of the major challenges of science communication, and a recent election priority from Australia's major political parties. But what...
Players in CO2peration pursue a science mystery: why is there so much water on Earth? Screen shot from CO2peration.
2 November 2017
PhD candidate Inez Harker-Schuch and Will Grant discuss the challenges of teaching climate change to children in a new article for The Conversation.  A possible solution...

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