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Romney Confident Before Florida Primary
DUNEDIN (2012-1-30)
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Mark Dion's installation, "The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: The Uniforms"
An exhibit that examines what we think about nature versus what we know is now on display at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us to “Mark Dion: Troubleshooting,” which takes the tools of a natural history museum and turns them into a thought-provoking exhibit.

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Students in USF classoom (Photo courtesy USF University Communications and Marketing)
This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is the second in a series of reports looking at USF’s research efforts in the hot-button topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. This time, we’ll examine USF efforts to develop a new education program aimed at creating strong STEM teachers for middle schools.
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Natural Art Exhibit
USF Contemporary Art Museum
813-974-2849 website

STEM Research Part 2
Dr. Gladis Kersaint
Professor, USF Mathematics Education / Interim Dir., David C. Anchin Center / Assoc. Dean for Research
813-974-1644 Kersaint@usf.edu

Website for the study, “Helios STEM Middle School Residency Program: Transforming STEM Teacher Preparation for the Transition Years"

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Graphic artist Mark Dion explains what the exhibit’s title, “Troubleshooting,” means; how natural history museums inspire his work; what some of the unusual objects he uses mean; and who should visit his exhibition.

USF Contemporary Art Museum curator Jane Simon talks about some of the upcoming events associated with Dion’s exhibition.

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Principal investigator, USF Mathematics Education Professor Gladis Kersaint, talks to University Beat’s Mark Schreiner about why this new program is targeted at creating STEM teachers for the middle school level, as well as about why USF is getting involved.

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In the final days before the Florida GOP primary, and we’re speaking with top political experts about what to expect, and what it all means. Joining us is Adam Smith, political editor of the Tampa Bay Times, GOP political consultant Mark Proctor, and USF political scientist Susan MacManus.
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Dashboard of a Chevy Volt
USF is doing its best to decrease carbon emissions and increase the number of electric vehicles on the road by adding its first ever electric vehicle charging stations. University Beat on WUSF TV demonstrates how the stations work and shows you they might make a difference environmentally.

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USF students work on the kind of high-tech project the NSF-funded study will look at (Photo courtesy USF University Communications and Marketing)
It’s one of the hottest topics in education today, particularly here in Florida: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM starts a two-part series looking at USF’s STEM efforts, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded study that’s examining how STEM education can help students go from high school to community college to high-tech jobs.
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Electric Cars
USF Office of Sustainability website 813-974-9694

ChargePoint Network website

Tampa Electric electric vehicle website

STEM Research Part 1
Will Tyson, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Sociology
813-974-4778 wtyson@usf.edu

Website for the study, “Successful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies"

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Kenneth Hernandez, Program Manager of Alternative Fuels for Tampa Electric, demonstrates how the electric vehicle charger and the ChargePoint Network station finder website work.

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Will Tyson, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Sociology, talks to University Beat's Mark Schreiner about how this type of technology-based, community college education can help students who might not be taking the best high school STEM classes.

Will Tyson defines how the study, “Successful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies," will work and what it will examine.

Will Tyson talks about what will have to happen for him to judge this study as a success.

Factchecking GOP Primary Ads in Florida
TAMPA (2012-01-22)
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Florida Unemployment in Single Digits
TAMPA (2011-1-20)
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GOP Primary Debate Preparations
TAMPA (2011-1-20)
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The Lens Panel Focuses on the "Lens" at St. Petersburg's Pier
ST. PETERSBURG (2012-1-20)
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