Behind the Show

HOT SCIENCE is a documentary series that makes science fun and relevant for everyone. Our mission is STEM education, which we believe will make the world a better place. The show celebrates the heroism of scientists and their research. Through vibrant animation and inspiring storytelling, the series also highlights wonders of the natural world.

The show is made possible by the University of Texas at Austin. It is a creative partnership between the Environmental Science Institute (inside the Jackson School of Geosciences) and Matthew McConaughey’s film course, Script to Screen (inside the Moody College of Communication). The series would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you. Thank you.

HOT SCIENCE is inspired by the nationally recognized lecture series HOT SCIENCE - COOL TALKS which has been a mainstay of the University of Texas at Austin for over 20 years. Organized and moderated by Dr. Jay Banner, these lecture / hands-on activity events are held six times per year.

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