Welcome

The New Zealand Association of Scientists is a genuinely independent association of scientists who work and lobby to:

  • promote science in New Zealand,
  • increase public awareness of science and expose pseudo-science,
  • debate and influence government science policy,
  • improve working conditions for scientists, including gender and ethnic equality,
  • promote free exchange of knowledge and international co-operation,
  • and encourage excellence in science.

The Association membership includes physical, natural, mathematical and social scientists and welcomes members with an interest in science education, policy, communication and the social impact of science and technology.

News & Recent Posts

19 May 2017

The draft programme for the NZAS 2017 Conference is now available (attached). 

Registrations are now open (link) on Eventbrite for the New Zealand Association of Scientists 2017 conference "Beyond the Usual Suspects - NZ Science at Large", to be held Wednesday 21 June 2017 9am to 7pm at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

19 May 2017

Applications/nominations for the NZAS Awards (Marsden, Shorland, Hill Tinsley, Science Communicator medals) are due Monday July 31. Details of how to apply are here.

11 April 2017

Registrations are now open (link) on Eventbrite for the New Zealand Association of Scientists 2017 conference, to be held Wednesday 21 June 2017 9am to 7pm at the Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.

(Updated 02.05.17 with speakers list)

 

Speakers include:

02 May 2017

The NZAS submission on the Ministry for the Environment's clean water proposals (submissions closed to the public on 28 April) is here.

 

02 May 2017

On April 22nd, Earth Day, New Zealanders were the first in the world to march in support of science. The March for Science occurred in over 600 cities around the world, as well as many other parts of the world, including in Antarctica and underwater in the Pacific Ocean.

NZAS Council members Nicola Gaston and Peter Buchanan were even supporting the march in Washington, D.C.