Tagged: SCANZ

A meteorite on my knee - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 11, 2015

The heft of the thing was impressive for something that fitted the palm of my hand. And the crystallisation (?) patterns of the metal intriguing. Here’s a closer look – Crystallisation pattern on meteorite I know very little about meteorites, but it was great to hold a chunk of metal that has been hurling around … Read More

SCANZ 2012 – Dr Mark Quigley: Calm and Assured on the Outside - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 02, 2012

There are probably very few Cantabrians (or New Zealanders) who wouldn’t recognise Mark Quigley. Soon after the major quake of September 4th, 2010, Dr Quigley began appearing on our TV screens explaining what was happening to the ground under the Canterbury region. As a result of the excellent work he did informing and reassuring the New Zealand public in 2010 … Read More

SCANZ 2012 – Context is the Kingdom - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 28, 2012

Dr Andi Horvath is a wonderful science communicator – passionate, articulate, funny (she does some great impressions including Julia Gillard). At SCANZ 2012 (Science Communicators Association of New Zealand conference 2012) Andi  is Senior Curator, Science Communicator at Victoria Museum in Melbourne  and at SCANZ she shared some of her knowledge about science communication through a keynote talk and a … Read More

Rapping it up at SCANZ 2012 - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Feb 28, 2012

Last week I attended the 2012 Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) in Wellington and it was an absolute blast. It was great catching up with those I already know, including other scibloggers, as well as meeting new friends who are also passionate about science communication. The talks will also provide a great source of info for my blog … Read More

Why Science Communication is Vital — Reflections on Professor Sir Peter Gluckman’s SCANZ speech - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Mar 07, 2011

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman’s presentation on the importance of science communication to the public’s understanding of science at the recent SCANZ (Science Communicators Association of New Zealand) conference raised some interesting points. A full transcript of this presentation can be found here. The following discussion covers some of the key points from this presentation which I found the most … Read More

Why science communication is vital - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 21, 2011

At this morning’s SCANZ conference in Auckland, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, gave a speech about the ever-increasing importance (and difficulty) of the interaction between scientists, media, policy makers, politicians and the public. The full transcript is available below. Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you. I want to talk frankly about … Read More

Science Communicators Conference – February - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jan 08, 2011

I’ve just been made aware that the next SCANZ (Science Communicators Association of New Zealand) conference of New Zealand is coming up next month. The programme looks very interesting, with the theme being “Listening to the other side: Non-scientists’ experiences of science.” Sciblogs own Peter Griffin will be moderating a session on “What works for us: Media decision makers … Read More