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Mark Dion's installation, "The South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit: The Uniforms"
Natural Art Exhibit
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.

On the Radio

Students in USF classoom (Photo courtesy USF University Communications and Marketing)
STEM Research Part 2

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.

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

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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.

See video

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


For more information

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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