Tagged: NZAS

Are children natural scientists? - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Apr 28, 2016

Earlier in the week I attended the New Zealand Association of Scientists conference in Wellington. The theme of the conference was “The Future for Scientists in New Zealand”. It was a very interesting conference with a diverse range of thoughtful and thought-provoking talks. During the conference the idea that young children are natural scientists was mentioned several times – an … Read More

NIWA in astonishing attack on scientist association - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 28, 2015

NZ’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has accused the NZ Association of Scientists (NZAS) of casting doubt on the integrity of NZ’s scientists, and says it will no longer pay membership fees for its staff.  This morning, news broke on Radio NZ National of an internal email within the Crown Research Institute (CRI) NIWA sent … Read More

The Great NZ Science Fair! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jun 05, 2013

At the amazing Kiwifoo earlier this year, Richard Easther floated the idea of doing something to celebrate the great science that is going on in New Zealand. Roll on a few months and Shaun Hendy asks us if we would like to help organise next year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) … Read More

NZAS Conference follow-up - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge May 12, 2012

So, one month on from the NZAS emerging scientist’s conference, what has come from a conference that aimed to discuss whether emerging scientists have a future in New Zealand? The answer, in this author’s opinion at least, has been a resounding ‘Maybe’. One publications that highlighted the themes debated at the conference is ‘Callaghan vision stumbles on realities’ … Read More

NZAS conference – what the politicians said - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Apr 19, 2012

There has been some good discussion following this week’s Association of Scientists conference in Wellington and also some media interest in what the two politicians who addressed the conference said. Find below audio recordings of the presentations from the politicians. Other podcasts will be added soon… Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter [audio: http://ia601205.us.archive.org/10/items/HonDavidCarterAddressingTheNzasConference/DavidCarterNzas.mp3] Labour leader, David … Read More

NZAS 2012 conference impressions - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 18, 2012

I’m going to finish up my following of the NZAS Emerging scientists conference, with my own reflection on the things that have been said and done. Sciblogs own Peter Griffin has already reviewed many of the main discussion points of the conference – so I won’t rehash them here (although you can follow the hashtags #nzas and #nzasconf … Read More

Emerging NZ Scientists – Catherine Davis and Shalen Kumar, Te Ropu Awhina Mentors - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 15, 2012

Te Ropu Awhina whanau 2011 These answers were provided by Catherine Davis and Shalen Kumar, both senior mentors in Te Ropu Awhina, Victoria University’s whanau that I have blogged about before. Both are final year PhD candidates in Victoria’s School of Biological Sciences. 1. NZAS has picked emerging scientists as the topic of their yearly … Read More

Emerging NZ Scientists – Jayne Ihaka, Chair of VUW’s Science Society - Just So Science

Elf Eldridge Apr 07, 2012

There’s also a huge population of undergraduate science students in NZ with a vested interest in seeing the country grow and appreciate science. Here we ask Jayne Ihaka and other members of the Victoria University Science Society their views on the conference from the perspective of NZ’s future researchers. 1. NZAS has picked emerging scientists as the … Read More

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