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Briefskate (November 11, 2013)
The newest version of the "Briefskate" skateboard/briefcase (courtesy Looshes Labs)

It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
Briefskate inventor & USF master's degree recipient Alexei Novitzky with his "Briefskate Mini"
Briefskate

For the past few weeks on University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ve been telling you about some student and faculty inventors and how USF is trying to help them. We wrap up with one of the more unusual inventions that we’ve come across the Briefskate--...

 
Briefskate / Seed Funding (November 4, 2013)
The newest version of the "Briefskate" skateboard/briefcase (courtesy Looshes Labs)

It’s part skateboard, part briefcase. It’s the Briefskate: a skateboard you can open up and put your personal items inside of. We’ll introduce you to the Briefskate and its creator, USF graduate Alexei Novitzky, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

 
KeriCure founder/CEO, Dr. Kerriann Greenhalgh, has been assisted by funds from USF (courtesy USF Research & Innovation)
Seed Funding

As USF officials announce plans to open a Florida Inventors Hall of Fame, they’re also offering up to 50-thousand dollars in seed funding for certain aspiring university entrepreneurs. Find out more on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

 
Flexible Technology (re-broadcast) (October 28, 2013)
Examples of Craig Lusk's "shape-shifting surfaces" (courtesy Katy Hennig, USF News)

What looks like a child’s toy is actually a shape-shifting device that may change how things work in the future. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to a USF Engineering Professor who uses polymer, lasers and geometry to create devices that...

 
USF Engineering Prof. Craig Lusk holds one of his "shape-shifting surfaces" (courtesy Katy Hennig, USF News)

A single sheet of polymer may not seem like it has a lot of uses. But when a USF professor takes geometry and use lasers to cut precise pieces, pins them together and then adds pins and springs to make them move, he creates something called “...

 
Rolling Dance Chair / Festival of Reading (October 21, 2013)
USF Dance instructor Merry Lynn Morris dances with Jessica Hendricks, who sits in Morris' invention, the Rolling Dance Chair.

It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with...

 
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading (courtesy USF St. Petersburg News)

The 21st Annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading is this Saturday on the USF St. Petersburg campus. A number of authors with ties to the University of South Florida will be presenting their latest work. We’ll talk to three of them on this...

 
Rolling Dance Chair (October 14, 2013)
USF Dance instructor Merry Lynn Morris dances with Jessica Hendricks, who sits in Morris' invention, the Rolling Dance Chair.

It’s a high-tech device getting national attention—and it’s not the invention of an engineer, but of a dancer! University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to USF instructor Merry Lynn Morris and her Rolling Dance Chair, which lets people with...

 
The latest model of the "Rolling Dance Chair"

There’s a freedom that comes with dancing and the ability to express yourself through movement.

People with physical disabilities who can’t experience that freedom might soon find an answer thanks to an invention from a USF Dance...

 
USF Health Service Corps - Farmworkers / Poverty Forum (October 7, 2013)
USF Health Service Corps members demonstrate the danger of germs with the "Germ Monster" at the Health Fair Fiesta at Farmworkers Self-Help in Dade City

To help mark the recent Mexican Independence Day, and to reach out to an underserved community, the USF Health Service Corps and Dade City-based “Farmworkers Self-Help” held a health fair fiesta. We’ll take you there on University Beat on WUSF TV...

 
Community activist Marilyn WIlliams speaks at "Poverty and Inequality: A Forum on Research, Action, and Community Engagement" held recently at USF
Poverty Forum

They’re some pretty big concepts: poverty and the effect it has on the education of low-income children in poor neighborhoods. A group of USF faculty and researchers is hoping to take ideas developed across disciplines and turn them into action...

 
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