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Discover how Plants Talk, Move and Feel

Join Greg Clark from the Freshman Research Initiative Cell Signaling team to discover how plants have unexpected abilities to sense and respond to stimuli and "talk with" each other and with animals. Learn how plants sense and respond to changes in their environment and how plants are able to communicate using a chemical language.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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Urban Safari

This video tour, an Urban Safari of the UT Austin campus, explores the natural world of our urban spaces and includes common – and not so common – organisms that can be found on campus.  It highlights challenges facing urban nature and spotlights areas where there has been success in encouraging plants, animals and microbes to flourish.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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The Human Heart

We know that the human heart is an incredible pumping machine. Join Rachel Wallace Ph.D., Jessica Ibarra Ph.D., Brian Miller Ph.D. as they take you on an exploration of the human heart. Did you know that every time the heart beats, blood is pumped from the heart to the lungs and to the entire body? A heart in a human being who is 80 years old will have beaten approximately 3 billion times. A single heart can be described as containing two different pumps – one side pumps blood to the lungs where it can absorb oxygen, the other side pumps the oxygenated blood to the entire body.  In this presentation, we will demonstrate certain major elements of the anatomy of the human heart, including the four major heart valves, and explain how these valves function and generate the distinct sounds heard during each heartbeat.

Dell Medical School Science
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A Day in the Life of a Pre-Med Student

Meet three undergrad students on their medical school journey while they share their experiences as they prepare for medical school. They will walk you through their undergrad academic, extra-curricular, and leisure decisions and share what they’ve learned throughout their experience.

Dell Medical School Science
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Computing for All

The Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT Austin is home to some of the fastest supercomputers in the world. Researchers and students use cutting-edge technologies to help advance knowledge on climate change, space debris, and urban waterways.

Texas Advanced Computing Center Science
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Why Do We Need Reliable Water Sources?

Join the campers from the 2020 Dell Medical School Health Sciences Virtual Summer Camps to learn about cholera and the importance of reliable sources of clean water for public health.

Dell Medical School Science
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Choosing a Nursing Degree that is Right for You

Are you thinking about becoming a nurse, a nurse practitioner, or a nurse researcher? Explore the many pathways to a career in nursing, including an associate degree, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in nursing, and a doctoral degree in nursing.

School of Nursing Science
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How to Pick an Aquarium

The aquarium and fish-keeping hobby has become much more popular over the last year. Are you thinking about getting an aquarium, but don't know where to start? Freshwater or saltwater? This program discusses the basics of aquarium keeping and compares four different types of aquariums. It also includes a short interview with an aquarium store manager.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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Switch On

Join Dr. Scott Tinker on an amazing global adventure to remote corners of Africa, Asia and Latin America to meet leaders, entrepreneurs and everyday citizens working to eradicate 'energy poverty' in their countries. In a journey that's enlightening and emotional, uplifting and unforgettable, Switch On will change the way you look at energy and the developing world forever. The entire documentary is approximately one hour and 20 minutes long. Links to the Switch On Energy Poverty video series which are approximately 20 minutes long each are also included in this educational resource.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Wild Weather in Central Texas

A look at the basic definitions of weather and climate and the actual elements of weather (things we observe and forecast) as well a brief look at the various weather hazards that we experience here in Central Texas.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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What Can the Fossil Record Tell Us?

Fossils are evidence of past life. But how much information do different kinds of fossils reveal? In this lesson, two paleontologists will discuss how the rock record preserves a wealth of clues on how extinct organisms interacted with their environments.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Build a Lung Model

Building a model of the human lungs and diaphragm using balloons to understand how they work. Our lungs are vital to our body's respiratory system and our ability to acquire oxygen. The bottom balloon works like your diaphragm, which is a strong muscle that expands and contracts, causing the lungs to fill with air and then emptying it.

Cockrell School of Engineering Science
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What’s Cooking?

Take the "Which Nutrition Job Best Fits Your Personality?" quiz and then discover more about nutrition professions by navigating through fun interviews with future Registered Dietitian Nutritionists.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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Choose Your Own Nature Tour

This virtual nature tour of the UT campus and around Austin utilizes the format of a choose-your-own-adventure game. Players can choose where to go, what to see, and with which systems they want to interact. Along the way, adventurers can discover the variety of ecosystems that exist and the organisms that inhabit them.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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This is Public Health

Public health professionals are leading the response to the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide. This video presentation will use the pandemic to answer the question “What is Public Health?” and provide high school teachers with resources to help them explore this dynamic and impactful field with their students. Participants will also learn about the UT Austin Undergraduate Public Health Program and meet some of UT Austin’s public health graduates!

College of Natural Sciences Science
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Switch Energy Lab

Dr. Scott Tinker demystifies the complex world of energy and gets to the core of concepts through unexpected experiments and fieldwork. For viewers of all ages and experience levels.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Discover Texas Memorial Museum

Take a virtual tour of Texas Memorial Museum and explore the museum through the eyes of a UT undergraduate student. Discover creatures from Texas' prehistoric past, exhibits that highlight wildlife in the natural regions of Texas and take a look at the Texas Pterosaur, the largest winged animal that ever lived, and Austin's own Onion Creek Mosasaur.

Texas Memorial Museum Science
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Create Your Own Mini Brain Model

Dell Med neurologist Dr. Steve Steffensen helps Central Texas K-12 students gain a hands-on understanding of the brain by creating their own mini brain models. Try it out at home with easy to find materials!

Dell Medical School Science
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Emergency Preparedness for Families

The discovery module on emergency preparedness will help teach kids and families about how to be prepared for emergencies such as fires, floods, winter storms, and man-made disasters. This short program will cover important information, such as a checklist on how to build an emergency kit, tips to remain safe in different types of emergencies, the dos and don’ts of certain unsafe situations, emergency numbers to keep on hand, and a mix of games and quizzes to engage viewers and facilitate learning. By being aware of the different roles, resources, and responsibilities involved in emergency preparedness and disasters, you can help keep yourself, your family, and community safe.

School of Nursing Science
Anytime

Livestrong at School

Education is a critical component of Livestrong Cancer Institutes’ mission and work. The goal of these programs is to reinvigorate cancer education at every age. Explore Livestrong Cancer Institutes’ podcast, curriculum, and program opportunities!

Dell Medical School Science
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EarthDate

EarthDate is a public service radio program and accompanying website with a mission to engage listeners in Earth science and connect them to the wonders of their world. Each EarthDate radio episode tells a captivating two-minute story that reminds listeners how science can enlighten, educate, and entertain. Every topic is accompanied by an article, educational PDFs for classroom or home use, and links to further reading on the EarthDate website. EarthDate was conceived of and is hosted by Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. Each episode is written and directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Harry Lynch and researched by Juli Hennings, a career geoscientist.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Protecting the Texas Coast from Plastic Pollution

Learn about nurdles, tiny plastic pellets that frequently turn up along the Texas coast and endanger wildlife, from whales to sea turtles. Jace Tunnell, Director of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, will also tell you how you can help by doing a nurdle survey and reporting your findings.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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Space: Fact vs. Fiction

This video presentation of Space: Fact vs. Fiction contrasts a number of common and not so common misconceptions about space by sharing the real facts about those issues. Issue topics include gravity, living in space, rockets, atmospheric entry, the costs and benefits of space exploration, the civilian space program, Star Trek and extra-terrestrials.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Discover the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

Welcome to Dr. Jessica Church-Lang’s Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Our lab researches cognitive development throughout late childhood and early adolescence. We are a dynamic group of researchers who are passionate about kids’ brains. In our lab, we use methods such as behavioral testing and fMRI to look at how the brain and behavior change over time and study how these changes relate to mental health and academic skills.

College of Liberal Arts Science
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¿Qué se está cocinando?

Toma el cuestionario "¿Qué trabajo de nutrición se adapta mejor a tu personalidad?" y descubre profesiones nutricionales que te interesan. Después, ve el video que corresponde con el resultado del cuestionario para ver entrevistas con futuras Nutricionist.

College of Natural Sciences Science
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Be a Backyard Geologist

Join us to learn about the the geological formations and rocks that can be found in any "backyard." During this session you'll learn about types of rocks you might find in your backyard or local parks and creeks. You'll discover how to identify them, how they formed and how to create a rock collection.  We hope this will help you gain a stronger understanding of the natural processes that create the landscape we inhabit.  We hope you will be inspired to explore becoming a hobby, or full time, geologist.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Clovis: An Early Prehistoric Tool Technology

Experimental Archaeologist, Sergio J Ayala, discusses and demonstrates the role of experimental archaeology and how this advances the understanding of ancient stone tool industries and the prehistoric individual. Sergio also demonstrates the strategies in Clovis dart point technologies, starting with the earliest steps of large bifacial reduction.

College of Liberal Arts Science
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Connect with IT@UT

Come learn about the technology we use everyday! We have two different sets of activities based on grade level. For our middle, junior, and high school students, we have a technology crossword and word search. For our younger elementary students, we have two activities. The first is a presentation about S.M.A.R.T. safety tips when using technology and the internet. 

Information Technology Services Science
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The Children's Research Center Presents: Science Bookmarks

Create hands-on, creative bookmarks with the CRC to show off your love of science!

College of Liberal Arts Science
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Mapping Your Way to a Nursing Education and Career

Nursing is one of the most diverse, satisfying, and fastest-growing occupations in the country.  Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program and whether it may be the right career choice for you.

School of Nursing Science
Anytime

Your Brain on Social Media

Spending more time than ever in front of a screen? Learn how screen time and social media can impact your brain. Dell Med students Anne Nguyen, Ananya Roy, and Karina Albab have created a video discussing the positive and negative mental health outcomes of social media use.

Dell Medical School Science
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Switch

Switch explores the world’s leading energy sites, from coal to solar, oil to biofuels, and gets straight answers from the international leaders driving energy today. This documentary is approximately one hour and 40 minutes long. Links to the Switch Energy lab video series are also included in this educational resource. 

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Hurricanes and the Texas Coast

Hurricanes, one of the most powerful natural hazards, are intense low-pressure weather systems that form in tropical waters. In this presentation you will learn more about hurricanes and how these powerful storms have impacted the Texas coastal environment.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Carbon Dioxide: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Many students have heard about the dangers of climate change, but don’t know how it happens or what we can do to reduce the amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) that’s already in the air. Discover how scientists from the Gulf Coast Carbon Center hope to change this by educating communities about the greenhouse gas effect and the benefits of carbon capture and storage.

Jackson School of Geosciences Science
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Meet Our Underwater Neighbors

In this series of short videos, you’ll meet members of the main groups of invertebrates that live in the ocean—anemones, corals, snails, shrimp, crabs, sea stars and sea urchins. And just for fun, you’ll also meet some of the most popular vertebrates on the 40 Acres: residents of the UT Turtle Pond.

College of Natural Sciences Science
March 5, 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Everybody Chill Live Performance

Join the UT Austin Physics Circus as they use do extremely "cool" science demos to show how temperature relates to the three states of matter. They might even show you how to turn a banana into a hammer.

College of Natural Sciences Science
March 5, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Pharmaceutical Drug Development: Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Check out the exciting research being conducted at Texas Pharmacy. This will be a fun-filled, TED Talk styled presentation where you can hear about the things that are starting here, and will eventually change the world!

College of Pharmacy Science
March 5, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

How to Stay Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nursing students explain the basics of what the COVID-19 virus is, how it spreads and how to stop the spread, including information on the COVID-19 vaccine.

School of Nursing Science
March 5, 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Science Up Close

In this interactive game, participants will test their skills at identifying scientific objects and organisms from super-zoomed-in images.

College of Natural Sciences Science
March 5, 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Pharma-See Our School!

You're invited to stop by the College of Pharmacy, virtually, to experience a walk through the halls of the UT Pharmacy buildings.  The live, tour will showcase the different classrooms, labs, and resources available to both undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students. The tour will be led by current pharmacy students who will share their experiences and can answer questions along the way. 

College of Pharmacy Science
March 5, 11 a.m. to noon

Pandemic Solutions through Pharmacy

The vaccine and treatment for COVID-19 is a common topic of interest for many in the world today.  Join us for a conversation with Dr. Maria Croyle, Dr. Diane Ginsburg and Dr. Mo Mohammed Maniruzzaman, members of the College of Pharmacy faculty, as they discuss the incredible work UT Pharmacy has done in the last several months regarding COVID-19.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 5, 11 a.m. to noon

Look (Safely) at the Sun

Feast your eyes on the sun as you’ve never seen it before: live, through specially filtered telescopes and cameras. Learn about sunspots, prominences, solar flares, and more. As a bonus, learn how, when, and where to safely view the upcoming total solar eclipse, a once in a life time event, on April 8, 2024. The host and moderators will answer your questions live.

College of Natural Sciences Science
March 5, 11 a.m. to noon

Mental Health Promotion and the Pandemic

Living during a pandemic presents challenges that none of us ever expected to deal with. With increased isolation, we may find ourselves swimming in worries or lacking motivation to complete tasks. Join us to learn how to identify strategies to improve your mental health. We'll share practical ways to put those strategies into practice, even when you are stuck at home on Zoom.

School of Nursing Science
March 5, 1 to 2 p.m.

Bad Bugs vs. Good Drugs

Join UT Austin College of Pharmacy faculty member, Dr. Patrick Davis to learn about how disease causing bacteria is evolving and dodging our commonly used antibiotics. He will not only share the challenge but also what pharmacists and scientists are working towards in order to tackle this issue.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 5, 2 to 3 p.m.

Ever Thought About Being a Pharmacist?

Looking for a career in the health professions? Come learn about a future in pharmacy! Pharmacy is a well-rounded profession, blending science, health care, direct patient contact, computer technology, and business. Ranked 7th in the country, come see how our College of Pharmacy is changing the world through health care. This session is open to prospective students of all ages and educational backgrounds.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 5, 2 to 3 p.m.

Explosive Chemistry with Kate the Chemist

Join Kate the Chemist, author of “The Big Book of Experiments” for this explosive event. Dr. Kate Biberdorf will show off chemistry experiments such as the Thunder Cloud and viewers can participate along with her from school or home during the Dry Ice Bubbles and Bubble Snake experiments.  There will be a live Q&A and you won't want to miss the Kate the Chemist Texas Educators Prize Give-away including a visit and performance for one lucky school. Enter and learn more details here.

College of Natural Sciences Science
March 6, 9 to 10 a.m.

Thought About Being a Pharmacist?! Learn here!

Looking for a career in the health professions? Come learn about a future in pharmacy! Pharmacy is a well-rounded profession, blending science, health care, direct patient contact, computer technology, and business. Ranked 7th in the country, come see how our College of Pharmacy is changing the world through health care. This session is open to prospective students of all ages and educational backgrounds. Navigate your future by connecting with pharmacy counselors and our Pharmacy Ambassadors to discuss admissions information, academic choices and career opportunities in pharmacy.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 6, 10 to 11 a.m.

Bad Bugs vs. Good Drugs

Join UT Austin College of Pharmacy faculty member, Dr. Patrick Davis to learn about how disease causing bacteria is evolving and dodging our commonly used antibiotics. He will not only share the challenge but also what pharmacists and scientists are working towards in order to tackle this issue.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 6, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

I Think I Want to be a Nurse

Meet current UT nursing students as they answer common questions about what it is like to be a nursing student in nursing school.

School of Nursing Science
March 6, 11 a.m. to noon

The Life Saving Drug in the Opioid Epidemic

One of the major health issues facing our society is the epidemic caused from the overuse of opioid drugs. For many, it hits very close to home.  Would you know what to do if you found someone passed out on the couch – are they napping, did they drink too much, did they overdose on painkillers? Learn how to assess a potential overdose through our interactive opioid overdose rescue training.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 6, noon to 12:45 p.m.

Pharma-See Our School

You're invited to stop by the College of Pharmacy, virtually, to experience a walk through the halls of the UT Pharmacy buildings.  The live, tour will showcase the different classrooms, labs, and resources available to both undergraduate and graduate pharmacy students. The tour will be led by current pharmacy students who will share their experiences and can answer questions along the way. 

College of Pharmacy Science
March 6, noon to 12:30 p.m.

UT Austin Physics Circus "The States of Matter" Live Show

Watch our live show on "The States of Matter" from 12 - 12:30 p.m. This show is part of the Girl Day at UT Austin experience. Learn more and register to join in.
College of Natural Sciences Science
March 6, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Fire, Tungsten Wire, Glass Tubing and a One of a Kind Light Bulb

Join in for video demonstrations of glass blowing and live Q&A with UT Austin glassblowers. This show is part of the Girl Day at UT Austin experience. Learn more and register to join in.

College of Natural Sciences Science
March 6, 1 to 1:45 p.m.

Pharmaceutical Drug Development: Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks

Join us to learn about the exciting research being conducted at Texas Pharmacy. This fun-filled, TED Talk styled presentation by Dr. Steven Wulfe will allow you to hear about the things that are starting here, and will eventually change the world.

College of Pharmacy Science
March 6, 10 to 11 p.m.

Live Deep Sky Tour

Take part in a special night time Explore UT program, starting at 10 p.m., to go where no human has gone before: thousands of light years from Earth. Join the McDonald Observatory for a live tour of galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and more through a research-grade telescope in West Texas. An astronomer will discuss the unique features and scientific observations of each target and moderators will answer your questions live.

College of Natural Sciences Science