STEM Superheroes: The Sequel
Two years ago, University Beat introduced you to the Scientific League of Superheroes – a trio of USF graduate students who don colorful costumes and use comic book scenarios to teach science, technology, engineering and math to younger students. And like all superhero blockbusters, it’s time for a sequel!
The group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the next phase of their educational videos and accompanying materials. We have the story on University Beat on WUSF TV.
The Scientific League of Superheroes is back - and they need some help!
The trio of USF graduate students who use hands-on lessons and a slickly produced comic book-style video series to teach STEM skills to young people has launched a fundraising campaign. Find out more about their work on this week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
Samuel DuPont, who plays "MegaByte" in the Superhero Training Network, explains that he and co-producer Audrey Buttice have had to learn a lot more than just the STEM skills they pass on to their young audiences.
Audrey Buttice, who plays "Sublimation" in the Superhero Training Network, talks about what it's like putting on a superhero costume and shares what it's like when young fans recognize them "out of uniform."
Superhero Training Network
Link to the League's Kickstarter campaign
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