STEM Superheroes / Speed Dating Record (rebroadcast)
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.
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?
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.
Ben Nemtin of The Buried Life talks with WUSF's Mark Schreiner
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
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 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.