[ASC-media] STEM publisher Refraction Media up for Telstra business award

Heather Catchpole catchpoleheather at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 16:45:14 PDT 2015


Refraction Media is in the running for a prestigious start-up award

Jul 16, 2015



Refraction Media, Australia’s only STEM-focussed custom publishing company,
is in the running for a prestigious Telstra Business Award
<https://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/>. As finalists in the NSW Start-up
category, the team will find out on Tuesday 21st July at a gala dinner if
they have what it takes to win the NSW division and represent the state at
the national level.



If science and technology are vital to Australia’s high-tech future,
publishers Karen Taylor and Heather Catchpole are evangelists for the
cause. Refraction Media is a multi-media, content producing company
specialising in STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths.



With a dizzying two years of growth and expansion, Refraction has delivered
over 300,000 high quality magazines, 10 curriculum-linked study guides, 5
inspiring classroom posters, 3 websites, an e-learning system that enables
schools to virtually visit Australia’s nuclear research reactor and an
interactive learning module that teaches first year students the
foundations of engineering.



The Sydney-based business produces Careers With Code
<http://careerswithcode.com.au/>, a magazine and website aimed at
showcasing to high school students the wide variety of careers based on
computer science, and the website Science meets Business
<http://sciencemeetsbusiness.com.au/>, showcasing science and technology at
the nexus of industry. They produce the RiAus Ultimate Science and
Engineering Guides <http://riaus.org.au/ultimate-science-guide/> and
the Postgraduate
Survival Guide <http://riaus.org.au/postgraduate-survival-guide/>. In 2014
Refraction Media was a finalist for two Publishers Australia Magazine
Awards.



“Our vision is to inspire a smarter future. We want to tell stories that
will inspire, impress and excite audiences with the marvel that is science
and technology,” says Karen Taylor, Publisher.



Refraction Media employs 4 staff and works with over 50 contractors,
ranging from writers, editors, designers, developers and animators.



Full list of NSW finalists can be viewed here.
<https://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/brilliant-businesses/2015-finalists/>



Telstra media release can be found here
<https://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/news/2015/nsw-business-awards-finalists-riding-high-on-the-digital-wave/https://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/news/2015/nsw-business-awards-finalists-riding-high-on-the-digital-wave/>
.



For more information, contact Karen Taylor,
mailto:Karen at refractionmedia.com.au <Karen at refractionmedia.com.au>

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*Heather Catchpole *

*Creative director, Refraction Media *

*ph: *0401 068 975

*e: *heather at refractionmedia.com.au

*mail: *PO Box 38, Strawberry Hills

NSW 2008
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