Science, Technology & Health

Houston is an international leader in advancing science, technology and health, home to outstanding universities, the largest medical center in the world and the headquarters of the aerospace industry. Our courses convene experts from across fields and institutions to share the latest research-based insights. From astronomy to robotics and from medicine to mindfulness, learn how discoveries in science, technology and health affect you, our society and the world at large.


Spring 2020 Courses

Back to the Moon: Space Exploration in the 21st Century

Dr. David Alexander considers the current state of space exploration and the renewed interest among governments and private enterprises in returning humans to visit the moon.

Behind the Scenes at the Houston Museum of Natural Science*

Curators from the Houston Museum of Natural Science provide a behind-the-scenes look at the collections, science and stories of this world-renowned museum.

Heart Health: Prevention, Treatments and Innovations

Review the latest clinical and research insights on heart health and disease with Dr. Hani Jneid, who has chaired national task forces on heart disease treatment guidelines.

A Natural History of Texas and the Gulf Coast

Discover the distinct characteristics and history of Texas’s 10 ecological zones and learn how common, rare and endangered plants and animals sustain one another.

Nutrition for Health and Fitness

Learn to improve the quality of your choices at the table and cut through misinformation and health fraud with guidance from dietitian Roberta Anding.


Mind-Body Courses

The Art of Meditation

Experience art like never before through a series of guided meditations led by Tibetan meditation expert Alejandro Chaoul, among works from the Rice Public Art collection.

Everyday Mindfulness

Bring the practice of mindfulness into your daily life in this interactive course that includes a half-day silent retreat.


Interested in exploring our diverse course offerings? Consider our Midweek Medley sampler series class.