Tonight M Sci Com student Dustin Welbourne and undergraduate students enrolled in SCOM3003 Undergraduate Science Communication Research Project will report on their research projects.
- James Ansell: what makes an effective vaccination campaign? Gardasil versus MMR
- Chris Ingles: making sense of the geology in the Lord of the Rings universe
- Caroline Faulder: fictional and real female scientists as role-models for girls and young women
Talking science on YouTube
YouTube has become one of the largest websites on the internet. Among its many genres, both professional and amateur science communicators compete for audience attention. Despite superior resources and (often) formal media training, professionally-generated content, such as the ANU channel, is significantly less popular than amateur-generated content. In the new media landscape, what is needed to reach an audience?