[ASC-list] Starting now.... Re: Today at 1:30pm AEST online: meet Prof Nancy Longnecker, science communication academic and former agricultural research scientist, from UWA to University of Otago.

Kali Madden office at asc.asn.au
Thu Jul 28 03:37:29 UTC 2016

On Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 9:49 AM, Kali Madden <office at asc.asn.au> wrote:

> Dear ASC-List,
> Today's member guest has been a member of ASC since 1996. Before becoming
> a science communication academic, Nancy was an agricultural research
> scientist and a professional science communicator with a cooperative
> research centre. She says, “The early part of my career in agricultural
> research provided perspective that has been important for my development as
> a professional science communicator and as a science communication
> academic.” Living in Perth for 26 years, Nancy developed and delivered
> the science communication undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the
> University of Western Australia. She was president of the WA ASC branch
> from 2004- 2007. During that time, she represented WA on the national ASC
> executive committee, serving as Vice President in 2005. In 2014, Nancy was
> on the program committee for the ASC conference in Brisbane. She, Claire
> Harris and Kali Madden co-edited ASC’s first published conference
> proceedings, available at www.asc.asn.au/publications/.
> In July, 2014, Nancy joined eight other academic and professional teaching
> staff at one of the world's largest postgraduate facility for Science
> Communication, the University of Otago's Centre for Science Communication
> in Dunedin, New Zealand. Nancy’s research looks at factors that affect
> people’s attitudes towards science-related issues. “Our studies have
> involved a spectrum of interest levels – people who are or want to become
> scientists, people who volunteer to work with scientists, people who want
> to know more about science and people who have no apparent interest in
> science at all. Ultimately, our aim is to improve relevance and usability
> of scientific information as well as effectiveness of science outreach and
> engagement,” she says. Join us online today to meet Nancy.
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> This webinar is the twenty ninth Meet the Member in the 2016 ASC webinar
> series. The series is free for all current members of the ASC and SCANZ.
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> Best,
> Kali
> Executive Officer
> Australian Science Communicators
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Kali Madden

Executive Officer, Australian Science Communicators

& ASC Conference Director 2010, 12, 14 and 16.

office at asc.asn.au
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