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NOTICE: Update on the campus rebuild - The Patton Marine Science Education Center is under construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your understanding and all of your support!



The public lecture series are presentations of research and programs by scientists. All lectures are free and especially prepared for the public and occur January - March. In 2021, the public lecture series will be held in a virtual format and will also be featured in the Texas Science Festival. 

All lectures are FREE of charge and will be presented virtually. 

If you have any questions, please contact Adriana Reza at (361)749-3152 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series in Marine Science

Black-SkimmerThrough a generous donation in 1998, Dr. Irving Schweppe, Jr. and his daughters, Anne S. Ashmun and Jane V. S. Scott endowed the Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series in Marine Science at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The series honors the memory of a wife and mother who had a lifelong love of the marine environment, especially around Port Aransas. The lecture series brings accomplished scientists to the Marine Science Institute to interact with its faculty, staff, and students and especially to foster new ideas and research collaborations. In addition, these visiting scientists often give a lecture on a topic of interest to the general public.