Scenes Around NSM


Cheetah Entertains at NSM’s Culture & Science ZOO-FARI

More than 250 NSM alumni, faculty, staff and friends attended the sold-out Culture & Science ZOO-FARI event. After a delicious reception, guests designed their personal safaris that included three of seven animal encounters led by zookeepers at the Houston Zoo.


STEM Summer Camps Teach How to Survive on Mars

Students attending the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp built solar ovens as part of the two-week camp’s “Voyaging to the Cosmic Ocean” theme. Camp activities centered around the challenges of building a settlement on Mars. The camp at UH was organized by teachHOUSTON, a partnership of NSM and the College of Education.


Discover Innovation Reception Engages Alumni and Friends

Physics professor Seamus Curran demonstrated his company’s Self-Cleaning Hydrophobic Nanocoating products that protect a variety of surfaces including wood, masonry, fabrics and glass. The reception, held in the home of Patricia and Wayne (’74, Mathematics) Luckett, was part of NSM’s Discover Innovation program. The events bring the innovations and discoveries of our faculty to neighborhoods throughout the greater Houston area.


Guests Enjoy Personal Safaris at Culture & Science ZOO-FARI

NSM students serving as “ZOO-FARI Guides” led NSM alumni, faculty, staff and friends to the first stops of their personal safaris. The sell-out event, held at the Houston Zoo, engaged NSM supporters of all ages.


GeoSociety Renovates the John C. Butler Memorial Planter

Members of the GeoSociety student organization renovated the existing John C. Butler Memorial Planter, creating a rock garden. The planter, which includes igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary samples, as well as an Inoceramus (bivalve) fossil, will be used as an educational tool to help introductory students learn to identify various types of rocks. Related Story