Hot Science – Cool Talks

Hot Science – Cool Talks provides front row seats to world-class science by bringing leading science, technology, engineering and math professionals and their research to the community! The events feature engaging activities for multiple age groups and professional development opportunities for teachers.  Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 24, 2017

Solving a 3.2-Million-Year-Old Mystery:
How Lucy Died

Dr. John Kappelman
Professor of Anthropology and Geological Sciences, UT Austin
UT Campus


Lucy, a fossil more than 3.2 million years old, is among the oldest, most complete skeletons of any adult, erect-walking human ancestor. Dr. Kappelman shares the fascinating story of how one of the oldest cold cases in the world was solved. This event is free but registration is required. Registration will be available in early March. Click here for additional details.

Friday, April 28, 2017

107_Presenter JhaThe Buzz About Bees:
How They Improve Our Lives

Dr. Shalene Jha
Assistant Professor of Integrative Biology, UT Austin
UT Campus

Bees are one of the hardest working insects on the planet. Many of the >20,000 bee species in the world are key to the pollination of hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of crops including coffee, cotton, blueberries, and almonds! But many bee species are being threatened by human-related activities such as agricultural intensification, natural habitat alteration, and climate change. Join Dr. Shalene Jha as she discusses her research on bee populations and shares the secrets of their amazing world. Registration will be available in early April.

Support for Hot Science – Cool Talks is provided by

mitchell foundation

Earth Day Texas