On Television

The 12 teams of students from 8 universities who took part in the 2nd Annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition (photo courtesy Candace Kaw)
Healthcare Innovation Competition
It’s “Shark Tank” – USF style – as students from eight Florida colleges recently faced off at the University of South Florida to see who created the most innovative healthcare technology. Find out who came out on top and took home the 10-thousand dollar grand prize on University Beat on WUSF TV.

On the Radio

USF Students celebrate their graduation at a May 3 ceremony at the USF Sun Dome.
USF Graduation

The University of South Florida awarded over six-thousand degrees during spring commencement – a new record for USF. Among the highlights were a family with three graduates – a father and two of his children – and the final time names of graduates were read by USF Honors College Dean Stuart Silverman, who read around 100-thousand of them in over 25 years of ceremonies. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a review of the festivities.

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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Ryan Ortega, USF College of Public Health Masters student, describes Sol Sterilis, a solar-powered autoclave he's designed with help from USF engineering students, brothers Michael and Robert Bair.

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Khalil Nasser, USF Morsani School of Medicine student, explains the Sono Station device he and classmate Hussain Basrawala presented at the 2nd Annual State of Florida Healthcare Innovation Competition.


For more information

USF Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Michael Fountain, director, or Lu Thompson 813-974-7900

Smartway (winning product) website

USF Graduation
Slideshow of pictures from Graduation ceremonies on the USF Tampa campus May 2 & 3



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