On the Radio
USF Pre-College is a pretty cool summer school, and in just its second year, it’s already getting international attention! Pre-College is a collection of nine different courses designed to prepare rising high school students for higher learning. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a preview.
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
Dr. Richard Pollenz, the Director of the USF Office for Undergraduate Research & teacher of the USF Pre-College STEM Academy, says while classroom information is important to share with the high school students, lab work is the real key to keeping them interested in science and research.
WUSF's Mark Schreiner talks with USF Pre-College Director Kathy Barnes about the expansion of this year's program (which includes more sections of the STEM Academy), what courses will be offered, and the importance of more 'residential' courses, where high school students will have a chance to live on the USF Tampa campus.
For more information
USF Pre-College website