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Hot Science - Cool Talks

The Hot Science - Cool Talks Outreach Series brings leading scientists and their research to you! 

They are much more than just lectures, featuring engaging activities for multiple age groups and professional development opportunities for teachers.  Learn more...

August 28, 2015    

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Two Guys on Your Head on Why We Behave Unsustainably, with Dr. Art Markman, Dr. Bob Duke, and Rebecca McInroy

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This Hot Science - Cool Talks event is in collaboration with KUT Radio.

What is it about human behavior that causes us to ignore the realities of our changing environment and other aspects of sustainability that affect our lives? How does the brain work when it comes to understanding what is happening in the world around us? These and other questions will be explored by Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markam and Dr. Bob Duke, along with KUT Radio's Rebecca McInroy. 



October 16, 2015   

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The Future of 3D Printing: The Democratization of Design, with Dr. Carolyn Seepersad

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3D printing is capturing the imagination of makers, futurists, and scientists everywhere. It is already changing industry, as well as the capabilites of DIY makers. How does 3D printing work? Have we entered a new industrial revolution? What is the future of 3D printing, and how will it impact our lives? Dr. Carolyn Seepersad's research focuses on developing methods and computational tools for engineering design. She led the creation of The Innovation Station, the first of its kind 3D printing vending machine, accessible to all students on the campus of UT-Austin.   

 


December 4, 2015    

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Humanoids of Our Future, with Dr. Luis Sentis

sentis_thumbRobots have become increasingly more humanlike as technology advances. Why do we build humanoid robots, and what can they do? Can robots have emotions or a sense of humor? How "human" can they actually be? Dr. Luis Sentis is the director of the UT Human Centered Robotics Lab. He has worked on several humanoid robots, and is the creator of the robot Dreamer, which appeared in the movie Transformers: Age of Extinction with Mark Walhberg.

 

 


 

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