[ASC-list] Perth: UWA Sci Comm Friday Seminar- Catalyst & Cambridge

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Wed Apr 21 12:06:22 UTC 2010

Catalyst and Cambridge

Black rats versus Bogul rats- which will triumph? Science Communication
graduate Mark Cornish followed the ABC television team for Catalyst as
they created a segment looking at competition between introduced and native
rats in Sydney. Mark's month long internship with ABC Sydney was made
possible by the Elizabeth Anne Nichols Travel Award.
   Link: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst

Meanwhile, Muza Gondwe was getting with the Naked Scientists, indulging in
the incurably curious at the Wellcome Collection, decrypting World War II
messages with an Enigma machines, and promoting African engagement with
science through posters and a documentary about African Science Heroes - a
great way to spend a six months fellowship on the Public Understanding of
Science at the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge.

4-5pm Friday 23rd of April
Seminar Room, CLT, Physics Building UWA_
All welcome!
Drinks and nibbles provided.
   Links: http://www.clt.uwa.edu.au/contact

The following week, Sean O'Halloran will share his PhD research looked at
the implementation of legislation dealing with the effects of drugs on road
safety, an interesting case study at the boundary of policy and science. The
story helps to demonstrate that science is not always the dominant influence
in political decision-making, even when scientific issues affect the
assessment of the problem or the presentation of solutions.

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