KTEP - El Paso, Texas

Science Studio

Sundays at 7pm

Science Studio is a fascinating 30-minute look into the ever progressing world of science. For nearly fifteen years, the show has taken in depth looks into all aspects of scientific researches and discoveries. Hosts Dr. Keith Pannell and Dr. Russell Chianelli, discuss their concerns on health and the environment. With two educated science connoisseurs, Science Studio helps you understand the inner workings of today’s science.

Science Studio also features Medical Discovery News, a weekly program that provide insights into a broad range of biomedical science topics. Biomedical science is research that addresses human health – from the study of important molecules, to clinical trials of new drugs and therapies. The story of these areas is a window on the future of medicine. We will also offer important basic information about your health. Our hope is that these episodes stimulate you to think, question and appreciate how science impacts you and your world. Medical Discovery News is produced by the University of Texas Medical Branch. 

Dr. Pannell welcomes Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Texas at El Paso, Deepanwita Dasgupta to discuss the philosphy of science esp. the processes of cognitve modeling used in scientific reasoning.

Science Studio - Covid-19 Testing

May 11, 2020

Dr. Keith Pannell welcomes Dr. Lorraine Torres, Director of Clinical Laboratory Sciences program UTEP, and Rubi Gasca, Medical Laboratory Scientist, El Paso Children's Hospital and El Paso City Covid Testing unit.

Dr. Pannell welcomes a leading authority on Alzheimer's Dr. George Perry from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

SCIENCE STUDIO - Professor Jan Lang

Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Pannell welcomes Professor of Mathematics at the Ohio State University Dr. Jan Lang.

Dr. Pannell welcomes Santiago Gasso Associate Research Scientist at the University of Maryland and a contractor with NASA.

Dr. Pannell welcomes former Secretary of Education, Margaret Spellings to discuss the many facets and fallacies of the American educational system. 

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Kevin Perry from the University of Utah Department of Atmospheric Sciences, College of Mines & Earth Sciences.

Dr. Pannell welcomes the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education at Stanford University to talk math and what is wrong with the way it's being taught in America. Author of many books including Limitless Mind. www.youcubed.org

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Camilo Ruggero and Jennifer Callahan of the University of North Texas, both clinical psychologists, to discuss mental health in America.

Dr. Pannell welcomes back Professors Eddie Castaneda from UTEP Psychology and Josiah Heyman from Anthropology to continue their discussion on breathroughs in science. Part two.

Science Studio - Breathroughs in Science

Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Pannell welcomes two UTEP Professors to the studio. Professor Eddie Castaneda, Chair of the Psychology Dept. and Joe Heyman of the Sociology/Anthropology Dept. to discuss what they perceive as the main focus of their repsective fields in the new millenium.

Dr. Pannell continues his conversation with Professors Mark Pederson of UTEP's Physics Department and Jim Kubicki of Geological Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso about breakthroughs in science.

Dr. Pannell welcomes Professors James Kubicki of UTEP Geological Science and Mark Pederson of UTEP Physics to dicuss the latest advances in their repsective fields. Part One.

Dr. Pannell continues his conversation with Professors Cushing and Echegoyen about the breakthroughs in their respective fields of Biological Sciences and Chemistry.

Dr. Pannell welcomes two UTEP Professors to the program, Dr.Bruce Cushing of Biological Sciences and Dr.Luis Echegoyen from Chemistry to discuss breakthroughs in science from 2019.

Science Studio - Dr. Rosalyn Berne

Jan 11, 2020

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Rosalyn Berne, director for the Center of Engineering Ethics and Society at the National Academy of  Engineering from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Pannell welcomes former Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon for a lively discussion of her formative years at Duke University and working for President Donald Trump.

Dr. Pannell wecomes Dr. Dan Jones of New Mexico Tech, Assistant Professor and Academic Director of National Cave and Karst Research Institute to discuss the many wonders of Carlsbad Caverns and other international sites.

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Gael Ung from the University of Connecticut to discuss rare earths and their importance in today's economy and other scientific fields.

SCIENCE STUDIO - Dr. Stacey Brydges

Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Stacey Brydges of  the University of California San Diego, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry to discuss growing up on a farm and what led her to California.

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Renee Weber of NASA and Professor of English Andrew Fleck to discuss the transit of the planet Mecury across the Sun on November 11, 2019.

Dr. Pannell sits down with Dr. Jonathan Adelson of Grinell College to discuss the prairies and the Amana colonies of the midwest. 

SCIENCE STUDIO - Dr. Ellie Browne

Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Pannel sits down with atmospheric-chemist Dr. Ellie Browne from the University of Colorado-Boulder to discuss the effects of aerosols on the atmosphere.

Dr. Pannell sits down with Daniel Carey-Whalen Director of the Centenniel Museums and Gardens to discuss the new exhibit, "The Town and the Smelter". ASARCO and the community of Smeltertown.

Host Dr. Keith Pannell sits down with Geo-Physicist Dr. Adam Booth of the University of Leeds in England to discuss ice-calving in glaciers.  Cows have calves, glaciers have icebergs. which are chunks of ice that break off glaciers and fall into the water.

Dr. Keith Pannell welcomes President elect of the ACS, Dr. Luis Echegoyen from the University of Texas at El Paso. For the past years involved in the synthesis and characterization of new Uranium -based endohedral fullerenes. 

Dr. Keith Pannel sits down with his guest Pravindra Kumar an Indian biophysicist, biochemist and professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. He is know for his work on protein-protein interations, protein engineering and structure based drug design.

SCIENCE STUDIO - Dr. Frances J. Cooper

Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Pannell welcomes Professor Frances Cooper from the University of Bristol in England. Her research is focused on understanding the mechanics of large-scale continental deformation and the evolution of orogenic systems.

Dr. Pannell sits down with Dr. Bin Chen an Assistant Researcher in Mineral Physics and Experimental Petrology at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The focus of my research is to understand the physics and chemistry of Earth and planetary interiors through direct examination of material properties under high pressure-temperature conditions using a wide spectrum of techniques available in synchrotron and neutron facilities and in-house laboratories.

SCIENCE STUDIO - Dr. Sue Brantley

May 27, 2019

Dr. Pannell sits down the Dr. Sue Brantley, distinguished Professor of Geosciences at Penn State. She is particularly interested in the critical zone - the zone from the top of vegetation canopy to groundwater.