USF Engineering-Agilent / Water for Burkina Faso
It’s the largest in-kind gift in USF history, and it will give USF Electrical Engineering students an unbelievable advantage when it comes time for their job search. University Beat on WUSF TV explains how a long-standing relationship between USF and Agilent Technologies led to a 26 million dollar donation that will pay dividends for the future of everyone involved.
A USF student group is helping a local organization build two water reservoirs in the African country of Burkina Faso, and they're looking for some help from the community. This week's University Beat on WUSF 89.7 tells you about their work and also speaks to comedian-activist Dick Gregory, the keynote speaker at an upcoming fundraiser for the building effort.
USF Assoc. Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Maya Trotz describes the USF chapter of “Engineers for a Sustainable World” that she serves as faculty advisor for and talks about some of its projects.
Maya Trotz answers the question: why should we be concerned with water issues in another country when there are similar problems here in the United States?
University Beat’s Mark Schreiner talks to Sarah Ness, who is studying Environmental Engineering under USF’s Peace Corps Masters International Program, about the importance of field work for students.
Comedian-social activist Dick Gregory speaks about why water is such an important issue to him and the relationship between celebrity and activism.
USF Center for Wireless and Microwave Information Systems website
Professor Thomas Weller, Director
USF Unstoppable campaign website
Agilent Technologies' ADS Software website
Water for Burkina Faso
Information on October 28th fundraiser at the Lyceum in St. Petersburg
Kathleen McDonald, President, Community Building Group, Ltd.
USF Engineers for a Sustainable World website
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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.