STEM Superheroes: The Sequel / USF Health Career Days
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.
Representatives from USF Health, local law enforcement and area businesses recently met with students at a pair of East Tampa public middle schools. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll hear how the doctors, nurses and researchers shared career possibilities awaiting the students – if they stay in school and study hard.
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."
STEM Superheroes: The Sequel
Superhero Training Network
Link to the League's Kickstarter campaign
USF Health Career Days
Dr. Catherine Lynch
Assoc. Vice President, USF Women's Health
Ferrell Middle Magnet School website
Franklin Middle Magnet School website
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