Scientia Institute


Humanity is being confronted as never before by both natural and human-made challenges, from climate and health to social justice and artificial intelligence. In this year's lectures, distinguished faculty around campus address the courage, fortitude and imagination necessary to meet these challenges and, we hope, overcome them.

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

Fondren Library 518
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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