Scientia Institute


Whether balancing work and family, self and community, privacy and safety, present needs and future goals, trade-offs are a part of virtually every facet of human life. This year Scientia looks at the science, philosophy, ethics, economics, and art of the balancing acts that are so much a part of the human condition.

The series in the fall semester will be virtual and details about each lecture will be shared soon.

Scientia is a faculty-led Institute at Rice that promotes multidisciplinary engagement to benefit the university and the Houston community at large.

Visit our Youtube page to watch videos from previous lectures.

Scientia Institute - MS 08

518 Fondren,
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-348-4695


Duncan Hall

Traveling on Main Street, enter the Rice University campus at Entrance #2. Directly ahead is Lovett Hall (the building with the arch/Sallyport) and Duncan Hall (lecture site) is the first building to the right, across the street.


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