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25 February 2016
Dr Rod Lamberts and Dr Will Grant have posed and answered another tricky question in their latest piece for The Conversation, asking should scientists engage with pseudo-...
22 February 2016
Actor Alan Alda, best known for his starring role in the television series M*A*S*H, has teamed up with CPAS to help promote science communication. The Alan Alda Center for...
26 January 2016
CPAS congratulates Professor Sue Stocklmayer on being appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in today's Australia Day Honours. Professor Stocklmayer was...
12 January 2016
Dr Merryn McKinnon has co-written an article for The Conversation with local teacher Dr Lynn Walker. They discuss why teachers are leaving the profession and one of the (many)...
18 December 2015
CPAS honours student Jennifer Colley was this week awarded the first ever ANU University Medal in science communication. The medal recognises Jen's outstanding...
11 December 2015
The garage-made hoverboard Dr Graham Walker put together for Back to the Future Day this year wins again for CPAS - not only did Graham garner extensive media attention, but...
2 December 2015
The CPAS Grand Triumvirate - its founder, Emeritus Professor Chris Bryant, Questacon founder Professor Mike Gore, and longstanding Director Professor Sue Stocklmayer - have...
24 November 2015
The outstanding outreach achievements of six CPAS staff members have been recognised with the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Public Policy and Outreach at the 2015 ANU...
24 November 2015
Two CPAS academics will receive teaching awards from the Colleges of Science in December this year, recognising their outstanding contributions to the education sphere. Dr Sean...
20 November 2015
ANU students who ran away with the circus over the past 30 years have met up to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Shell Questacon Science Circus, part of the ANU Master of...
4 November 2015
Preparations are underway with participating schools to offer, yet again, CPAS Science Communication School Internships in Semester 1, 2016. Speaking today at the Colleges of...
3 November 2015
Rebecca Scott, known as Bec, a 1994 graduate of the Science Circus, is a National Finalist for Australia's Local Hero in 2016, part of the Australian of the...
26 October 2015
CPAS teachers were over the moon to learn that enrolments in SCOM courses have almost doubled in the second half of 2015, compared to the equivalent course offerings in 2014....
21 October 2015
CPASian Graham Walker today unveiled one of his most popular creations - a deckchair-and-leaf-blower hoverboard - for international Back to the Future Day. October 21, 2015 was...
1 October 2015
CPAS lecturer Dr Merryn McKinnon has been selected as one of 78 women internationally to participate in a state-of-the-art leadership programme for women in science, set against...
21 September 2015
Not one but two CPAS academics have been nominated to give the ANU Last Lecture for 2015. Students nominated both Dr Will Grant and Dr Lindy Orthia for the...
27 August 2015
The CPAS academics interview the astronomy and science communication legend about wrestling, Jupitarianism, Lego and crackpot theories in a KindaThinky mini-event. See the full...
18 August 2015
CPAS Senior Lecturer Dr Lindy Orthia is one of the recipients of this round of Teaching Enhancement Grants, awarded by the ANU twice yearly to a few teachers to fund innovative...
18 August 2015
The thesis abstract of CPAS PhD graduate Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart has been ranked one of the top abstracts for the database of Leonardo: The International...
18 August 2015
Sociologists need to care more when they talk with policy makers, scientists and citizens about science, says CPAS sessional academic Dr Wendy Russell. In a new article in the...

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