Healthcare Innovation Competition (rebroadcast) / Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
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 this special rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF TV.
Thomas Edison, the man who developed Gatorade, and the creator of air conditioning are among the members of the inaugural class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame. On this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7, we’ll take a look at this group of legendary innovators, and speak to one of the honorees—a USF professor who’s a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology.
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.
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.
Healthcare Innovation Competition
USF Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Michael Fountain, director, or Lu Thompson 813-974-7900
Smartway (winning product) website
Florida Inventors Hall of Fame
Inaugural Induction Ceremony & Gala September 10 in Tampa
Tickets available by contacting above
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
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.