Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Melissa Rice, WWU asst. professor of Geology Feb 09, 2016
Behind the scenes look at the Curiosity and Opportunity space missions

Western Washington University assistant professor of Geology Melissa Rice is a member of NASA’s Curiosity rover science team and has collaborated with that team to publish new research from the rover’s findings on the planet Mars.

Dr. Rice is a member of both the Curiosity and Opportunity science teams, and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the images, science, and human creativity that continue to make these missions such a success. 

Dr. Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from Wellesley College and her doctorate in Astrophysics from Cornell University, after which she completed postdoctoral work on the rovers at CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. This is her second year teaching at Western.

Dr. Bruce Shepard, President WWU Feb 16, 2016
State of the University
Dr. L. Trautman, Assoc. Director Border Policy Feb 23, 2016
from WWU discussing Canadian/US border issues / also, Student of the Month
Pam Brady and Chris Koch Mar 01, 2016
British Petroleum
Robin Robertson Mar 08, 2016
Farihaven Fitness
Vocational Service Committee Presentation Mar 15, 2016
(& Student of the Month) Mar 22, 2016
Dr. Kimberly Perry Mar 29, 2016
President of Bellingham Technical College
Dr. Greg Baker, Superintendent Apr 12, 2016
Bellingham Public Schools
(& Student of the Month) Apr 26, 2016
(& Student of the Month) May 24, 2016