Electric Cars / STEM Research Part 1
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.
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.
Kenneth Hernandez, Program Manager of Alternative Fuels for Tampa Electric, demonstrates how the electric vehicle charger and the ChargePoint Network station finder website work.
Will Tyson, Assistant Professor, USF Dept. of Sociology, talks to University Beat's Mark Schreiner about how this type of technology-based, community college education can help students who might not be taking the best high school STEM classes.
Will Tyson defines how the study, “Successful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies," will work and what it will examine.
Will Tyson talks about what will have to happen for him to judge this study as a success.
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
Website for the study, â€œSuccessful Academic and Employment Pathways in Advanced Technologies"
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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.