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Students work on a water filtration experiment during USF Pre-College Global Sustainability class
USF Pre-College Recap
High school students took over USF this summer as part of the university’s first ever Pre-College initiative. University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how faculty and staff across a diverse range of subjects showed these young people what college life is like, all in the hopes of getting them to decide their futures before they ever step into a college classroom as freshmen.

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USF Pre-College Music program
USF Pre-College Recap

Almost 200 high school students from around Florida got a taste of what college life is like during USF’s recent Pre-College Program. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes a look back at USF’s first ever comprehensive college prep initiative, which covered everything from global sustainability to music.

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

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Dr. Richard Pollenz, the Director of the USF Office for Undergraduate Research & teacher of the USF Pre-College STEM Academy, says while classroom information is important to share with the high school students, lab work is the real key to keeping them interested in science and research.

For more information

USF Pre-College website
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