Hobart STEM radio show receives national award nomination

Update: Now That’s What I Call Science won best new radio program in Australia.

This February, a group of young researchers from the University of Tasmania started a radio show and podcast detailing the amazing science happening in Tasmania. Niamh Chapman from the Menzies Institute of Medical Research put the show together with Olivia Holloway, Bianca Deans, and Allanna Russell from UTAS and local tech guru Anna Abela.

Their program, Now That’s What I Call Science, was nominated by Edge Radio’s Station Manager Hannah Rogers for Best New Radio Program at the 2019 Community Broadcasting Association of Australia Awards.

From interviewing Nobel Prize winners to local researchers, these incredibly smart women are leading the way in hipster science, committed to improving awareness of STEM in our community.

Chapman was excited to be nominated, especially since it’s her first foray into broadcasting.

“Receiving national recognition for our program is fantastic, it demonstrates appetite for independent science content and increasing the visibility of women in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).”

Winners will be announced at the 2019 CBAA Community Radio Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday, 26 October 2019 in Melbourne.

Read more at: https://www.cbaa.org.au/article/2019-cbaa-community-radio-awards-finalists-revealed

Listen to the show! http://programs.edgeradio.org.au/now-thats-science/2019-09-01