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About Hot Science - Cool Talks

Hot Science - Cool Talks is presented by the Environmental Science Institute (ESI). This nationally recognized Outreach Series provides a means for leading researchers from the University of Texas and other prominent universities to communicate their research to the public in general and the K-12 educational community in particular.


Hot Science - Cool Talks
presentations are much more than lectures. They are educational experiences with:

  • Pre-lecture fairs filled with engaging activities (see our YouTube video). Our fairs are something the whole family can enjoy, with interesting organizations and interactive presentations geared toward the lecture subject to partake in.
  • Educator professional development opportunities and resources:  
    • Webcast viewing parties for Teachers associated with the Texas Regional Collaboratives, featuring full technical support for remote viewers
    • At each talk, we hand out Teaching Curriculum CD-ROMs from past lectures that include standards-aligned lesson plans, the speaker's PowerPoint presentation, detailed notes for each slide, links to web and other additional resources on the subject material. The CD-ROMs provide educators with the materials needed to give their own lesson on the lecture topic.
  • On-demand Internet broadcast for those who cannot attend. View our Lecture Archive to access webcasts of past events. 

If you are in the Austin area at the time of our lectures please join us! If you want to find out about upcoming lecture subjects and lecture dates and/or our web broadcasts, please join our mailing list. When scheduled, K-12 educators are invited to particitpate in the free professional development workshops prior to each lecture. Participation in the pre-lecture fair is something the whole family can enjoy, with interesting organizations and interactive presentations geared toward the lecture subject to partake in.

YouTube Video: Pre-lecture Fairs entertain everyone before every Hot Science - Cool Talks lecture!

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Are you an upcoming Hot Science-Cool Talks lecture presenter? Thank you for working with ESI on an engaging science event! Please see our list of expectations for lecture presenters.

 

 

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The Mars Exploration Rover
Credit: NASA, JPL

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ESI Director Jay Banner discusses
Hot Science - Cool Talks with
Good Day Austin
in January 2012 

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