On Television

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.

On the Radio

USF Advanced PR course representatives at ANGA's DC offices (courtesy Kelli Burns)
PR Competition

Students in a USF Public Relations class took part in a national competition to design a marketing campaign for America’s Natural Gas Alliance, and we’re not blowing hot air when we tell you they finished in second place. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll introduce you to some members of the winning team, including their secret weapon: Captain NatGas!

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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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.

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Captain NatGas, USF Senior John Eckhoff, sends a message to the ANGA Board judging the Collegiate Energy Challenge in Washington, D.C.


For more information

USF Pre-College Recap
USF Pre-College website
813-974-4926 1-888-873-4968

PR Competition
Kelli Burns, Associate Professor, USF School of Mass Communications
813-974-6799 kburns@usf.edu



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