On Television

Scientific League of Superheroes 'business card' (courtesy Superhero Training Network)
STEM Superheroes
What happens when you cross science and superheroes? You get the “Scientific League of Superheroes”—a collection of USF PhD students who don costumes to teach elementary school students science, technology, engineering and math, both in person and in comic book-like videos. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to the League and shows you how young people are responding to their unusual teaching methods.

On the Radio

Guinness World Record Adjudicator Philip Robertson observes the record-setting effort
Speed Dating Record (Rebroadcast from May 7, 2012)

Almost 300 USF students recently joined a group of TV reality stars to help set a new Guinness World Record. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 takes us to the event, which asked the question: what do you want to do before you die?

Program Schedule

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
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Take a few hundred USF students, add a group of enterprising reality TV stars, and you’ve got a new Guinness world record! University Beat on WUSF TV shows you how the students recently set the record in a new category: largest speed dating event.

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Ben Nemtin of The Buried Life talks with WUSF's Mark Schreiner


For more information

STEM Superheroes
Superhero Training Network YouTube video page
Superhero Training Network webpage
Scientific League Inc. (business component of program) webpage
Superhero Training Network Facebook page

Speed Dating Record
USF's Center for Student Involvement

The Buried Life's new book "What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?"

The Buried Life's list of 100 things they want to do before they die



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