[ASC-list] ASC WA AGM - Tuesday 12 March - following "A Comic Approach to Writing Science" seminar by Dr Joan Leach

Sarah Lau SLau at chemcentre.wa.gov.au
Thu Mar 7 09:04:37 UTC 2013

Posted on behalf of Wiebke Ebeling, Acting President, ASC WA

Subject: AGM of the ASC WA branch on Tuesday 12 March - following "A
Comic Approach to Writing Science" seminar by Dr Joan Leach

Dear fellow ASC members


The ASC WA branch will be holding their Annual General Meeting at the
UWA University Club (see here for more info & location:
lub/location) on this coming Tuesday, 12 March, at 5.30pm.


We will be electing a new ASC WA branch president and committee at this
AGM and are still accepting nominations. If you cannot attend, please
submit a proxy to an attending member. Drinks and finger food will be


We would also like to announce the seminar "A Comic Approach to Writing
Science" by Dr Joan Leach (Convenor, Science Communication Program,
University of Queensland), held in the UWA Webb Lecture Theatre (Geology
& Geography Building) and starting at 4pm. Please see below for more
info on this seminar.



In this seminar, Joan Leach will discuss writing in popular science
comic strips. Using the long-running "Frontiers of Science" comic strip
to illustrate some of the more general issues with popular science, she
will also discuss the unique contribution of this Australian-produced
strip to the globalization of science communication and to the framing
of key scientific issues in the 1960s and 70s (environment, nuclear
waste and power, and crucially, water). This discussion will be
illustrated with examples from the strip and there will be time for
participants to try their hand at writing popular science in comic form.


Best regards



Acting President, ASC WA


Dr Wiebke Ebeling

Education & Outreach Coordinator | ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky
Astrophysics (CAASTRO)

Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy | Technology Park | Curtin
University | Perth WA Australia

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