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 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. 

Dr. Pannell sits down with Dr. David Strubbe of the University of California at Merced for a compelling dicussion on solar cells & nuclear fusion. His interests  vary from theoretical condensed-matter physics to thermoelectrics.  

SCIENCE STUDIO - Dr. Robert Figueroa

May 13, 2019

Dr. Pannell welcomes Dr. Robert Figueroa of Oregon State University co -author of Science and other cultures for a compelling talk on Environmental justice, DDT, the philosophy of science and many other topics.


May 6, 2019

Dr. Pannell sits down with Dr. Keelung Hong, Ph.D., who founded Taiwan Liposome Company, Ltd. (TLC) in 1997 and serves as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Dr.Hong has a very distinctive connection with UTEP.

SCIENCE STUDIO - Admiral Brett Ginoir

Apr 22, 2019

Dr. Keith Panell sits down with Brett P. Giroir (born November 4, 1960 in Marrero, Louisiana) is an American physician-scientist who is the current Assistant Secretary for Health[1] and a four-star admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He concurrently serves as the Senior Advisor for Mental Health and Opioid Policy.

SCIENCE STUDIO - Prof. David Campbell

Apr 15, 2019

Dr. Pannell sits down with Professor David Cambell of Grinnell College. His research is in the ecology and species composition of tropical and subtropical forests in both the Paleotropics and Neotropics. Ph.D. 1984, The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; Department of Immunology & Infectious Disease.

Dr. Pannell sits down with Professor Tomas Torres of Autonoma University of Madrid, Spain to discuss among other things the development of smart roads.


Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Pannell sits down with Professor Kimberly See of Caltech. She went from playing in the streams of Colorado and snapping pictures of leaves to cutting-edge battery research that goes beyond tradional lithium-ion. 

Dr, Pannell sits down with Debora L. VanNijnatten a Professor in the Department of Political Science and North American Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research and publications have focused on transboundary environmental governance in North America.

Dr. Keith Pannell sits down with Dr. Moss, a nationally and internationally recognized expert on acetylcholinesterse inhibitors and their use in the facilitation of memory, especially in aging and Alzheimer's disease.