Australia is rapidly becoming a notable player in the world of science communication research and scholarship. The ASC 2012 national conference features 5, hour-long sessions in which some of our best and brightest share their research stories. Presentations are brief as the opportunity to interact with presenters and other delegates is something we feel is of great value in the conference space.
Dance of the sockpuppets: blog comments can interfere with communication of scientific information
Stephan Lewandowsky, University of Western Australia
How is the word “science” used on twitter?
Brenda Moon, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Science book clubs: a way to communicate science?
George Aranda, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Australia state of the environment 2011: Reporting science in a public policy context to communicate nationally significant environmental issues
Janet Salisbury (presenting author), Biotext, Canberra, Australia
Richard Stanford (presenting author), Biotext, Canberra, Australia
Kylie Evans (co-author), Biotext, Canberra, Australia
Mobile phones don’t eat babies (but you won’t hear that on television)
Maia Sauren, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
What we’ve learnt from two years of evaluation at a new centre for science communication
Cobi Smith (presenting author), Royal Institution of Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Lisa Bailey (co-author), Royal Institution of Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Amanda Tyndall (co-author), Edinburgh International Science Festival, Edinburgh, United Kingdom