Science, Technology & Health

Houston is an international leader in advancing science, technology and health. It is 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 to medicine to mindfulness, learn how recent and emerging discoveries in science, technology and health affect you, our society and the world at large. 

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Life in the digital age is full of distractions and stress. Taking the time to tune into your mind and body is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Our supportive, interactive mind-body courses combine wisdom from ancient traditions with insights from recent scientific research. Learn how “simple, but not easy” practices like meditation and mindfulness hold the potential to enhance your physical and emotional well-being.

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Natural Sciences

From genes to geodes and glaciers to galaxies, if you are fascinated with the natural world, explore one of the classes below. Renowned scientists and naturalists share the excitement of discovery in our accessible and illuminating courses.

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From the earliest Stone Age tools to the latest advances in machine learning, the creation and use of technology is a fundamental part of being human. Across fields as diverse as medicine, manufacturing, media and more, technological change is taking place at a dizzying pace. Experts from an array of disciplines share insights on the technology behind these advances and the potential they hold to affect our lives.