This Week

This week at Science in Public

  • The grounds from the six billion cups of coffee Australians drink each year could be turned into biodegradable plastics, according to a Macquarie University PhD student.
  • Citizen scientists from around Australia are helping scientists get a much better picture of the health of the Great Barrier Reef. And it’s not too late to join them and take part in this year’s online citizen science project Virtual Reef Diver.
  • National Science Week 2018 has wrapped. Look back at this year’s highlights for media. In 2019 National Science Week will run from 10 to 18 August.
  • Do you need help to find the story in your science that works for media, funders, and other stakeholders? Join one of our communication training days.

Science in Public this week (21- 25 Nov 2011)

Monday: Niall’s in Canberra for the $50,000 CSL Florey Medal announcement.  Release and images here.

Tuesday: Niall’s at the Excellence in Health Journalism awards at the National Press Club. Update: Niall accepted the Health Journalist of the Year 2011 award on behalf of Melbourne film-maker Sonya Pemberton.  More here.

Wednesday: Blamey & Saunders Hearing’s new name and office are being launched by Michelle Gallaher, CEO of the BioMelbourne Network

Thursday: For 30 years the Menzies Foundation has been awarding scholarships to researchers in health sciences and the humanities.
Tim’s off to the 2011 Menzies Memorial Scholars announcement tonight – more information here.

Science in Public this week (10-16 Oct 2011)

PM’s Prizes: Niall, Sarah, Tim and AJ are at the PM’s Prizes for Science in Canberra. Details here.

Dark Energy: Tamara Davis is talking about dark energy in Victoria.  details here.

On the horizon: For next week we’re thinking about the Centenary Prize for Creativity, and about an intriguing paper coming up about the immune cells in our skin – why don’t they go to war against our skin bacteria?