Mofa Shah: Hybrid rice needs more work to be viable for farmers

Hybrid rice has potential, but there are good reasons Bangladeshi farmers won’t plant it, according to CPAS PhD candidate Mofa Shah.

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National survey on Australians' engagement with science out now

The report on a 2014 national survey of Australians' engagement with science, designed and directed by CPAS Research Fellow Suzette Searle, is now public.

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Chris McGillion and Merryn McKinnon: Participatory theatre as science communication tool in Timor Leste

CPAS researchers describe the potential for communicating science through participatory theatre in Timor Leste, in a new paper for 'Science Communication'.

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Merryn McKinnon and colleagues: Cultural adaptation can influence science teachers' self-efficacy

Professional and personal cultural adaptation is critical for teachers in culturally unfamiliar environments, according to a new paper by Merryn McKinnon.

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Cobi Smith: Involving the public in research funding decisions

CPAS PhD student Cobi Smith has discussed participatory engagement in science funding decisions in a paper for 'SAGE Open'.

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Sean Perera: science not a study option for many young immigrants

CPAS Research Fellow Dr Sean Perera examines the obstacles to science study options for young immigrants to Australia in a paper for 'STEMplanet Journal'.

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