Hot Science – Cool Talks

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Texas’ Own Coral Reefs: Weathering the Storm

Texas’ Own Coral Reefs: Weathering the Storm

Dr. Adrienne Correa
Assistant Professor,
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rice University

Hurricane Harvey dumped thirteen trillion gallons of rain on southeast Texas in August of 2017. Do extreme storm events like Harvey impact the coral reefs off Texas’ coast, in the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary? Dr. Correa shares ongoing research connecting the Gulf Coast, extreme weather, and reef ecosystems.

Supported by the Leon Jones Hot Science - Cool Talks Endowment. Registration opens three weeks prior to event.

Sleuthing, The Avengers & Chemistry
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

Sleuthing, The Avengers & Chemistry

Dr. Raychelle Burks
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
St. Edward's University

Discover how superheroes like the Avengers use chemistry to keep villains in check and save the world, and how forensic chemistry can help real-life crime fighters. Join Dr. Burks as she shares her experiences, from working in a crime lab to being a professor and TV personality, all while developing research tools for chemical sleuthing.

Will We Really Live on Mars?: Investigating the Amazing Red Planet
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

Will We Really Live on Mars?: Investigating the Amazing Red Planet

Dr. Joe Levy
Assistant Professor, Geology
Colgate University

Is Mars the next step in human exploration of the solar system? What would it take to live and work on the red planet, and what will future explorers need to know in order to survive martian extremes? Join Dr. Joseph Levy on a journey of endurance and exploration from Earth’s remotest outposts to the surface of Mars.