SCOM2001 public science events hit ANU this May

CPAS undergrads put science in public this May, in three events that will inspire, intrigue and inebriate you with the science of waves, art and beer. 

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Alan Alda Center partners with CPAS

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.

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Jennifer Colley awarded first ever University Medal in science communication

The high school chemistry teacher who completed SCOM honours in 2015 also bumped into her former students at graduation.

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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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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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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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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.

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