Two CPASians nominated to give The Last Lecture

Will Grant and Lindy Orthia nominated, following nominations for Sean Perera in 2014 and Merryn McKinnon in 2013.

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CPAS academic garners Teaching Enhancement Grant for student wiki project

Dr Lindy Orthia has been granted funds by the University to support her new student-authored ‘Science in Popular Fiction’ wiki.

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SCOM undergrad gets Chris Hadfield talking philosophy on Q&A

Zoë Tulip asks the Former Commander of the International Space Station about the meanings for science of his version of 'Space Oddity'.

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Winners of CPAS sci com image competition announced

Five talented visual thinkers will be awarded prizes, including ANU SCOM undergrads Kelsey Walsh and Manik Wijayatilake.

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Science Circus celebrates 30 years on the road

The University’s flagship science communication program the Shell Questacon Science Circus has celebrated 30 years of inspiring Australians about science.

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Undergraduates win prizes for outstanding work in SCOM courses

CPAS congratulates the four winners of the 2014 round of ANU science communication undergraduate prizes.

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From left: Caroline Faulder, Alyssa Roggero, Dave Knowles. Absent: Chris Ingles

There is an ever-increasing need for scientific, medical and technological information to be made available to any and all who may benefit.

At CPAS we run a range of teaching and learning programs designed to facilitate this democratic access to science, by training students to be excellent communicators and to gain deep insight into the contexts in which science communication takes place.

We offer teaching and learning experiences for students at professionals at all levels:

We broaden the education that ANU science students gain at university through our undergraduate courses, which teach communication skills and give context to students’ scientific understandings. Undergraduate science communication students are also eligible to win a number of prizes in science communication.

Our postgraduate research students investigate the communication of particular scientific topics and the ways that people in the general community engage with these.

With Questacon we train Master of Science Communication Outreach students to take science performances to rural and regional Australia in the travelling Shell Questacon Science Circus.

We offer postgraduate training in theoretical and practical aspects of science communication through our Master of Science Communication and Graduate Certificate in Science Communication degree programs.

Scientists and science teachers also receive training in communicating and demonstrating science in our short courses.

See our ‘Degree programs’, ‘Courses’ and ‘Short courses’ pages for more details.

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