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Hot Science Takes TV!

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Project ended on March 13, at 09:00 AM CDT
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Hot Science Takes TV!

UPDATE: With the help of our outstanding supporters, we have reached our $15,000 goal.  We have decided to focus on raising an additional $5,000 for a total of $20,000, which is 133% of our original goal.  Any additional funds we raise will go directly to Hot Science TV and help us afford additional filming days, as well as enable us to create our dedicated Hot Science website.  THANK YOU for your amazing support!


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Hot Science - Cool Talks (HSCT) is a long-running science engagement program originated and overseen by UT’s Environment Science Institute. Directed by Dr. Jay Banner since 1999, HSCT has become a nationally-recognized speaker series enabling leading researchers from UT Austin and other prominent universities to share their passion for science, technology, engineering and math with the community. HSCT events combine immersive educational experiences with keynote public lectures offered three times each semester. These lectures regularly draw 400-1,000 attendees who represent all ages and backgrounds.

We propose to leverage the success of HSCT by developing an accessible and compelling documentary series called Hot Science. Our goal is to produce an episodic series of science content created with high production values featuring HSCT speakers and the excitement of their scientific discoveries. The aim of the series is to build on the high quality and engaging science content of the in-person HSCT experience and extend its reach to a wide online audience.


K-12 Students at Hot Science - Cool Talks
K-12 students at Hot Science - Cool Talks.

We hope you decide to support us in making the first season of Hot Science TV a reality.


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Number of minutes in one episode of Hot Science TV.



Number of Hot Science - Cool Talks events completed through 2018.



Covers three hours of script writing. Supporters will gain VIP access to future Hot Science - Cool Talks Events.



Highest number of attendees at a single HSCT event. Sponsors will gain VIP access to future Hot Science - Cool Talks Events.


Producer's Circle

Covers producing for one day of filming. Producer's Circle members will gain VIP access to future Hot Science - Cool Talks Events.

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