On Television

Model of Team Florida's "FLeX House"
Solar House Competition
USF is teaming with three other Florida schools to design and build an energy-efficient home that will compete in this fall’s prestigious Solar Decathlon. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you on a virtual tour of the home and tells you how this might just be the Florida home of tomorrow.

On the Radio

USF Gilman Scholar Gianexis Lopez on the Ponte Vecchio bridge over the Arno River, in Florence, Italy (photo courtesy Gianexis Lopez)
Gilman Scholars

While you can learn about a foreign country and its culture and practices in a classroom, an even better way would be to actually go to that place. That's what some USF students are doing, as a prestigious scholarship is sending them for the semester to such destinations as Senegal and Italy. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes you along as we find out how the students are studying and working abroad.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

A virtual tour of Team Florida’s FLeX House, which will be built to compete against 19 other solar-powered homes from around the world at this fall’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. (video courtesy Team Florida / USF School of Architecture & Community Design)

Stanley Russell, Assistant Professor in USF’s School of Architecture & Community Design, talks about the judging of the Solar Decathlon, how much FLeX House will cost (the homes will be judged on their cost to prospective buyers) and how you can help them raise that amount.


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For more information

Solar House Competition
Team Florida’s FLeX House website
Information on sponsoring/donating to FLeX House

Stanley Russell, Architect/Project Manager
813-974-1989 Russell@arch.usf.edu

Mario Rodriguez, Lead Student Architect

Rebecca Hagen, Public Relations/Media Relations
813-997-2079 rjhagen@usf.edu

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon website

Gilman Scholars
USF Education Abroad website

Gilman Scholarship program website

Hannah Feig’s Senegal blog



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