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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:

If you are in the Austin area at the time of our events please join us! If you want to find out about upcoming events 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. 

YouTube Video: Interactive Community Science Fairs entertain everyone before the talk at every Hot Science - Cool Talks event!



Speaker Information

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.


Recent Publications about Hot Science - Cool Talks

"Expectancies and Motivations to Attend an Informal Science Lecture Series," by N. AbiGhannam et al., in the International Journal of Science Education, 2015.

"Vice provost holds chemistry demonstration," by Nidia Cavazos, in The Daily Texan, 2014.

"Hot Science - Cool Talks series sparks interest for the whole family," by Kristi Willis, in CultureMap Austin, 2013.






The Mars Exploration Rover
Credit: NASA, JPL


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

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