On Television

Examples of Craig Lusk's "shape-shifting surfaces" (courtesy Katy Hennig, USF News)
Flexible Technology
What looks like a child’s toy is actually a shape-shifting device that may change how things work in the future. University Beat on WUSF TV introduces you to a USF Engineering Professor who uses polymer, lasers and geometry to create devices that might just change how we protect both people and the environment.

On the Radio

Discussion at the "Listening to Babies" conference at USF St. Petersburg
Listening to Babies

It’s a question every parent has asked at least once: “What is my baby trying to tell me?” USF St. Petersburg recently held a conference for people who work with infants and toddlers to help them find out what youngsters really need in their first few years. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has more on the “Listening to Babies” training session.

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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:30 AM and 8:30 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Friday at 7:30 PM
Television
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

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USF Mechanical Engineering Assoc. Prof. Craig Lusk explains how his shape-shifting surfaces may end up as part of a safer, more flexible form of body armor that can protect law enforcement or the military.

For more information

FLEXIBLE TECHNOLOGY
Craig Lusk, Assoc. Professor,
USF Department of Mechanical Engineering
813-974-1394 clusk2@usf.edu

Website

LISTENING TO BABIES
James McHale, PhD, Director, USF S. Petersburg Family Studies Center
727-873-4848 jmchale@mail.usf.edu
Website

Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) website

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