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Episode 108: Stories, Science & the Southern Ocean

Niamh Chapman and Kate Johnson talk to award winning illustrator and author Coral Tulloch. We learn how creating a picture book is remarkably similar to working on a scientific project, involving observation, collaboration and extensive research. We hear about Coral’s experience of Antarctica and Macquarie Island, the subject of some of her books, along with … Continue reading Episode 108: Stories, Science & the Southern Ocean

Episode 107: Smelling Soil

From Antarctica to volcanoes, microbes are everywhere in our environment! Dr Shane Powell from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture studies how these microbes can benefit us – from cleaning up oil spills, to improving soil health on farms. Hosted by Dr Niamh Chapman and Kelsey Picard. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) … Continue reading Episode 107: Smelling Soil

Episode 106: Building Information Modelling

In this episode Sarah and Niamh interview expert guest Klaus Stroehl from Gandy and Roberts, and Dr Assaad Taoum from School of Engineering at UTAS, on Building Information Modelling (also known as Building Information Management).  See how this approach is transforming the construction industry and new technological developments including using Virtual and Augmented Reality in … Continue reading Episode 106: Building Information Modelling

Episode 105: Taking a dive into fisheries science

Tun-a in to hear Olly and Niamh chat with Craig Proctor about the bubbly underwater world of fisheries science!  Across multiple decades, Craig’s career has led him from learning Indonesian in the classroom, to working as an international fisheries scientist in Indonesia, to being back in the classroom inspiring future scientists while encouraging them to … Continue reading Episode 105: Taking a dive into fisheries science

Episode 103: Ice, ice, maybe?

Ice shelves can be as large as a small country, so how can ocean waves and sea ice contribute to their catastrophic destruction? This week, Dr Niamh Chapman and Dr Sophie Calabretto speak to multi-award-winning applied mathematician Associate Professor Luke Bennetts about wave science, sea ice modelling, and their link to catastrophic destruction of ice … Continue reading Episode 103: Ice, ice, maybe?

Episode 102: Science & Engineering Challenge

The Science and Engineering Challenge is an outreach program to change students' perceptions of science and engineering. The day involves fun and competitive hands-on activities. It lets students see that science and engineering are more than just equations and theory but requires creativity, innovation, problem solving and teamwork! We chat with students from Clarence High … Continue reading Episode 102: Science & Engineering Challenge

Episode 101: Drought’s effect on how plants carry and use water

 Plants are made up of 80-90% water, so it is no surprise that they are vulnerable to drought conditions. Dr Madeline Cairns-Murphy from the University of Tasmania researches how plants are affected by drought, to better inform farmers of when to grow their crops. Listen to our latest episode to hear about the challenges drought … Continue reading Episode 101: Drought’s effect on how plants carry and use water

Episode 99: COVID-19 and Mental Health

It is no surprise that mental health disorders have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from Professor Susan Rossell from Swinburne University about tracking the mental health of Australian adults throughout the pandemic. Show theme music: Kevin MacLeod Host: Niamh Chapman (@nchapmanTAS) & Hannah McCleary (@mccleary_hannah)Production: Meredith Castles (@meredithcastles) & Olly Dove (@littledove440)Media & Promotion: … Continue reading Episode 99: COVID-19 and Mental Health

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