Natural Art Exhibit / STEM Research Part 2

Natural Art Exhibit

An exhibit that examines what we think about nature versus what we know is now on display at USF’s Contemporary Art Museum. University Beat on WUSF TV takes us to “Mark Dion: Troubleshooting,” which takes the tools of a natural history museum and turns them into a thought-provoking exhibit.

STEM Research Part 2

This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 is the second in a series of reports looking at USF’s research efforts in the hot-button topic of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
This time, we’ll examine USF efforts to develop a new education program aimed at creating strong STEM teachers for middle schools.

Video Extras

University Beat: Natural Art Exhibit Web-only #1

Video Extras

University Beat: Natural Art Exhibit Web-only #2

Graphic artist Mark Dion explains what the exhibit’s title, “Troubleshooting,” means; how natural history museums inspire his work; what some of the unusual objects he uses mean; and who should visit his exhibition.

USF Contemporary Art Museum curator Jane Simon talks about some of the upcoming events associated with Dion’s exhibition.

More Information: 

Natural Art Exhibit
USF Contemporary Art Museum
813-974-2849 website
STEM Research Part 2
Dr. Gladis Kersaint
Professor, USF Mathematics Education / Interim Dir., David C. Anchin Center / Assoc. Dean for Research
Website for the study, “Helios STEM Middle School Residency Program: Transforming STEM Teacher Preparation for the Transition Years"

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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.

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