Successful online SciCon
Keynote speakers delivered fascinating talks to more than 200 participants at the first online SciCon early this month. Participants who missed any can access them online for three months, and they will then be available on the members’ area of the NZASE website
Robin Millar showed his years of experience with an overview of curriculum issues (grappling with technology late at night from the UK). Siouxsie Wiles talked about her research and her insider’s view of science communication during the pandemic. Cather Simpson gave a fascinating talk on the cross-curricular nature of photons - who would have thought?
And Juliet Gerard talked about her liaison between government and scientists, particularly over the last year.
Thanks go to the ASTA organising committee, Josh Banning-Taylor
for IT support, Samuel Crookes from Warp Speed Computers for advice, and Cather Simpson for enabling a University of Auckland studio. ASTA and NZASE are really grateful to all the presenters who took time to transform their presentations into digital formats. You are an asset to the profession; thank you for your efforts.