Rendering of the AbleNook disaster shelter (courtesy AbleNook).

A prefabricated, expandable living module designed by a pair of USF graduates was recently honored at an award ceremony for Florida inventors. Among its many uses, AbleNook can house victims of natural disasters. We sit down with one of its creators on the next University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

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USF Architecture Grads Design Award-Winning Disaster Relief Shelter

University Beat on WUSF TV report on the AbleNook.

More Information: 

AbleNook website

WUSF News story on the AbleNook


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Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday after the 7:45 AM newscast | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Wednesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM

Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV from 2007-2017. In addition to serving as a producer, reporter, host and assistant news director, he serves as Intern Coordinator for WUSF News. Mark has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a BA in Telecommunications/Radio in 1994.

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