On the Radio
The Scopes Monkey trial was over 85 years ago, but the argument over teaching the theory of evolution still continues today. As legislators in states like Florida try to bring alternative theories into the classroom, biology teachers from elementary schools through the university level struggle with how to deal with such a controversial topic. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you to USF’s recent Darwin Days, where some of these teachers and students had a chance to hear from one of the country’s most renowned science educators.
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Dr. John Wiencek, Dean of the USF College of Engineering, talks about why these scholarships are so important to both students and the donors behind them.
Robert Garcia, Vice President for Tampa Bay Trane and a graduate of the USF College of Engineering, explains why he supports his alma mater and what he thinks about its students.
Dr. Eugenie Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education talks with University Beat’s Mark Schreiner about the idea of teaching both evolution and a ‘competing’ theory, like intelligent design, in a science classroom.
For more information
USF College of Engineering scholarship website
USF Racing website
University Beat report on Marshall Scholar, Jean Weatherwax
USF Humanities Institute website
National Center for Science Education website