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Students' science show gains national accolade

College of Health and Medicine students have received national recognition for their weekly science show, Now That’s What I Call Science.

Menzies PhD candidate Niamh Chapman, Wicking PhD candidate Olivia Holloway and School of Medicine student Allanna Russell were part of the team who took out Best New Radio Program at the recent Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) Awards in Melbourne. 

Niamh and Olivia, along with Bianca Deans and Anna Abela, present the program Now That’s What I Call Science on the not-for-profit Tasmanian youth station, Edge Radio.

Founding Director of the show Niamh and Olivia (Production and Media Manager) attended the event, supported by Menzies. 

“Receiving this award is recognition of the value of science-coverage of contemporary issues and appetite for women’s voices to be at the heart of that content,” Niamh said. 

Edge Radio also took out another award on the night – Excellence in Technical Innovation (Alastair Ling for Creative Automation Solution).  

President of Edge Radio (Tasmanian Youth Broadcasters Inc.) Jenni Klaus also attended the event, along with colleagues from the station, and congratulated the winners. 

“Edge Radio attracts passionate, committed people who are driven to create relevant, interesting content that supports local artists, scientists and more. They do this on an entirely volunteer basis giving a voice to many who otherwise might not have one in the media.”

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Published on: 01 Nov 2019 12:46pm