New STEM Talk Show Seeks Scientist Guests

Laura Fattaruso
Laura Fattaruso

Laura Fattaruso, a doctoral student in geosciences, will host a new STEM-focused radio show on student-run WMUA, 91.1FM beginning Jan. 23.

“Lab Talk with Laura” will feature interviews with UMass Amherst and Five College scientists—undergrad and grad students, faculty and post docs—from a wide range of disciplines talking about their research, how they became interested in their field, and their lives as scientists.

In addition to the interviews, the program will include a discussion of science-related news and current events. Fattaruso also hopes to use her background as a stand-up comic—one of her passions outside of the lab—to bring humor to the show.

The only science talk show on WMUA, “Lab Talk with Laura” will air on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 23.

Scientists interested in being interviewed on the program are invited to fill out a guest form here.