Tagged: public

International Year of Chemistry Events in Christchurch - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Aug 03, 2011

This month is a busy one for organisers of events in Canterbury to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry. We have two events rapidly approaching. A Soupçon of Science: Creativity at the Interface of Chemistry and Cuisine Thursday August 18th , 5.30 pm, D-Lecture theatre, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology This is a free public lecture which explores the of … Read More

Drafting proposals in the open – sketching out project ideas - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke May 04, 2011

[also posted in http://www.science3point0.com/evomri/2011/05/03/drafting-proposals-in-the-open-sketching-out-project-ideas/] This post is licenced under a CC0 Recapitulation “Professionally our methods of transmitting and reviewing the results of research are generations old and by now are totally inadequate for their purpose.” Vannevar Bush, 1945 As announced last week, we – Fabiana Kubke and Daniel Mietchen – are currently participating in the Getting your [...] … Read More

Science Communication Conference 2011 — Hearing from the Experts: Professor Funk - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 05, 2011

On February 21 -22, I attended my first Science Communicators Association (SCANZ) of New Zealand conference  in Auckland. It was a good opportunity to meet other people involved in science communication and a chance to hear from some experts in the field. The first speaker was Daniel Keogh aka ‘The Professor Funk’ from Australia. Daniel showed us some of his … Read More

Science lessons from 8 year old children - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Dec 22, 2010

[Cross posted from Talking Teaching] Ed Yong in Not Exactly Rocket science alerted me to an article published in Biological Letters Biology Letters from the Royal Society. I will not discuss the content of the article, Ed Yong has (as usual) done a wonderful job. I would like instead to share the ‘concept’ of the article. [...] … Read More

Aussie support for GM slips slightly - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 26, 2010

As the latest study on the New Zealand public’s perception of science is released, a similar study across the Tasman focusing more narrowly on biotech has identified some similar trends. The survey of 1000 people from across Australia commissioned by the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research shows support for biotechnology techniques like genetic … Read More

Opening up [I think] - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Sep 23, 2010

What does it mean, in science, to be open? I don’t know. I wrote a while back, that while I endorse the principles of ‘openness‘, I struggle with the issue of ‘how‘. Since then I have been trying to listen and learn. [Or, better said, shut up and listen.] I started trying to see what [...] … Read More

Get your ACT(A) together - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Apr 12, 2010

The Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) is an international treaty that is being negotiated by a handful of nations, in a very secretive way. The text of the ACTA has not been officially released, but some of the issues under negotiation can be found through several leaked documents. However, public officials are unable to comment [...] … Read More

Thoughts on Hunter’s statement on Science, Climate Change and Integrity - Building blogs of Science

Fabiana Kubke Apr 09, 2010

Professor Keith A Hunter has published a statment on ‘Science, Climate Change and Integrity‘ in the Royal Society of New Zealand website. His position with respect to the controversies surrounding climate change issues are made clear, as is his call for a re-examination of attitudes on both sides of the argument. The controversies surrounding the [...] … Read More