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Crazy science – but is it crazy enough? – Craig Stevens

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on November 16th, 2016.

Crazy science is just what the doctor ordered, writes NZ Association of Scientists president Dr Craig Stevens about the Marsden Fund. An excerpt (read in full): The Marsden Fund is precious taxpayers’ money awarded to some of the nation’s cleverest minds, for ideas that have the potential to be simply brilliant. Sometimes the ideas help […]

Concern over “gagged” scientists – Radio New Zealand

John Kerr posted in on June 22nd, 2015.

Scientists are being pressured by their employers not to speak out on contentions issues, according the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS). Association president Dr Nicola Gaston highlighted the problem on Radio New Zealand this morning, raising the issue in the wake of a poll conducted last year which found many scientists did not feel […]

Going public at the New Zealand Association of Scientists annual conference

Peter Griffin posted in on April 16th, 2015.

‘Going public’ was the theme at the New Zealand Association of Scientists annual conference, held last Friday at the Royal Society of New Zealand in Wellington. A huge variety of speakers were on show at the event, from the scientists themselves (NZAS President Nicola Gaston and Royal Society President Sir David Skegg) , to the […]

Professor Ian Spellerberg: science communicator of the year

Peter Griffin posted in on December 2nd, 2008.

Last night the New Zealand Association of Scientists held its annual prize giving awards at Turnbull House in Wellington and the prize for Science Communicator of the Year went to Lincoln University’s Professor Ian Spellerberg. The Science Media Centre was involved in the judging of the award and congratulates Professor Spellerberg on his win and a fantastic […]

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