Probing Properties of QCD Matter with Strange and Heavy Quarks at RHIC, H. Z. Huang, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 − Nucleus-nucleus collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) can produce drops of partonic matter at high temperature and high energy density.  We will review recent experimental measurements of strange and heavy quark production from nucleus-nucleus collisions at RHIC.  We will highlight features of particle production from the drops that are indicative of a deconfined and approximately strangeness equilibrated QCD partonic matter.  Future perspective on strange and heavy quark probes of the QCD matter at RHIC will also be discussed.