Two CPAS teachers to be recognised with College teaching awards in December

Dr Sean Perera will receive a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and Jacqui Hoepner an Award for Excellence in Tutoring or...

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Science Circus alumni come home for 30 years gala dinner

Graduates of the Science Circus from the past three decades descended on Canberra this week in a major celebration.

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Third school to join SCOM school internships program in 2016

Convener Dr Sean Perera says the program has 'gone from strength to strength' at the November ANU Science Teaching and Learning Colloquium.

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Former Science Circus member National Finalist for Australia's Local Hero Award 2016

Bec Scott, who completed the Circus in 1994, has been nominated for her STREAT program that helps Melbourne's homeless youth.

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SCOM enrolments up 98.74% in second half of year

Enrolments in undergrad and postgrad science communication courses almost double, compared to 2014.

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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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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.

Updated:  21 March 2013/Responsible Officer:  CPAS web officer/Page Contact:  CPAS webmaster