[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

“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.

Telstra media release can be found here

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


*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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