7 June 2017:
With a focus on STEM learning and the need for innovative outreach approaches, Learning Environments Australia (SA chapter) have coordinated a forum at the University of Adelaide, 7 June 2017, which saw significant support from the CNBP.
Prof Mark Hutchinson (CNBP Director), Tony Crawshaw (CNBP Communications and Outreach Coordinator) and Dr Sabrina Heng (CNBP Researcher, pictured) all participated in the LEA forum, providing talks and answering questions as to the Centre’s successful approach to engaging with schools and students and inspiring the next generation of young scientist.
Joanne Rogers, Head of Science, Concordia College who has been closely involved with CNBP outreach activity, talked about the real life changes experienced by her students, resulting from engagement with CNBP scientists. Students she said, had picked up additional science subjects on the back of CNBP school and laboratory visits.
Other University of Adelaide presenters at the event included Kiri Hagenus, Director, Children’s University; Dr Claudia Szabo, Associate Dean, Faculty of ECMS – MOOC in digital literacy for teachers; and Science’s Prof Bob Hill, who discussed successful Faculty outreach initiatives.
4 November 2016:
Tony Crawshaw, CNBP Communications and Outreach Coordinator, has undertaken a talk and sat on a panel discussion at the 2016 Regional Day Out event, hosted by Learning Environments Australasia’s South Australia chapter in Adelaide.
The Regional Day Out meeting (with approximately 250 attendees) focused on the education debate regarding STEM in Australia ( Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the definition of sophisticated learning spaces that enrich the passion and engagement of STEM and outreach related studies and activities.
Tony’s talk and panel commentary looked at successful communications and outreach strategies currently undertaken at CNBP to help inspire the next generation of researchers and scientists. Through engaging in STEM outreach and educational activities, the CNBP has explored how space, environment and resources with which STEM education is facilitated, impacts the outcomes and legacy of the learning opportunity.
11 Feb 2015: CNBP Outreach and Communications Coordinator
I’m pleased to announce that Tony Crawshaw has joined our team as Communications and Outreach Coordinator for CNBP.
He has extensive communications, PR and outreach experience and was previously Communications Manager for CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science division, responsible for promoting the next generation radio telescope ASKAP, amongst other activities. At CNBP, he will be responsible for developing and implementing our communications and outreach strategy, promoting the exciting work that we do to a whole range of diverse audiences and groups.
Tony will be based at our CNBP Macquarie Node but will be visiting all nodes in the near future. Feel free to say hi or to message him directly. He’d love to hear your thoughts on the communications that we currently do, or could be doing in the near future.
Welcome to the team Tony! It’s great to have you on-board.
Tony can be reached at 0402 770 403 or firstname.lastname@example.org