[ASC-list] WA Event: Social Media for Science

Magdeline Lum m.lum at mac.com
Mon Aug 27 01:45:16 UTC 2012

Social Media for Science

The WA Branch of Australian Science Communicators in partnership with the WA Branch of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute will be hosting a panel to discuss the use of social media for communicating science. The aim of this is to discuss what works and perhaps what doesn't. We will be examining how different individuals and organisations have found a place in social media. Come along for a night of sharing ideas and generating new approaches to using social media for communicating science.

The panel will consist of three speakers:

Jason Boudville - Editor of ScienceNetwork WA

ScienceNetwork WA is a website with science news, events and information from around Western Australia. Social media use by ScienceNetwork WA includes Facebook and Twitter.


Ebony Frost - Digital Communications Specialist at Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of more than 500 staff and students.

Established in 1990 by Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley, the Telethon Institute was among the first to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to major health issues: clinical research, laboratory sciences and epidemiologists all under the one roof, to tackle complex diseases and issues in a number of ways.

Social media use includes Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube.


Kirsten Gottschalk - Outreach and Education Officer at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research

The International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, (ICRAR), is a collaborative centre that is international in scope and that achieves research excellence in astronomical science and engineering.

As a coherent and unified part of Australia’s national effort, ICRAR makes a fundamental contribution to the realisation and scientific success of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University of Technology and The University of Western Australia. The Centre’s headquarters are located at UWA, with research nodes at both UWA and the Curtin Institute for Radio Astronomy (CIRA).

Social media use includes Facebook, and Twitter.


Date: 18th September 2012
Time: From 5.30pm. Seminar/presentation commences at 6.00pm.
Refreshments prior and at conclusion
Venue: Exhibition Space in Building 500, Curtin Chemistry Precinct, (ChemCentre)
Cost: $5 charge to cover refreshments

Registration: http://www.raci.org.au/events/event/members-monthly-meeting-september
For more information, please contact Magdeline Lum on m.lum at mac.com.
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