Electric Cars / STEM Research Part 1

Electric Cars

USF is doing its best to decrease carbon emissions and increase the number of electric vehicles on the road by adding its first ever electric vehicle charging stations. University Beat on WUSF TV demonstrates how the stations work and shows you they might make a difference environmentally.

STEM Research Part 1

It’s one of the hottest topics in education today, particularly here in Florida: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM starts a two-part series looking at USF’s STEM efforts, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded study that’s examining how STEM education can help students go from high school to community college to high-tech jobs.

Video Extras

University Beat: Electric Cars Web-only #1

Kenneth Hernandez, Program Manager of Alternative Fuels for Tampa Electric, demonstrates how the electric vehicle charger and the ChargePoint Network station finder website work.

More Information: 

Electric Cars
USF Office of Sustainability website 813-974-9694
ChargePoint Network website
Tampa Electric electric vehicle website
STEM Research Part 1
Will Tyson, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Sociology
813-974-4778 wtyson@usf.edu
Website for the study, “Successful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies"

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

Mark Schreiner

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.

Contact Information

University Beat's theme song is: "Perpetuum Mobile" by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, from their CD "Signs of Life."

FirstChoice eNewsletter