Guest speakers joining NVSES classes this week!

March 19, 2013 in Front Page News by Kati Franke

This week in the NVSES studio, we have two researchers from Monash University joining the Astrophysics classes.

On Wednesday, geologist Marion Anderson will be beaming in from Mars to help students discover what makes the red planet so unique and what has been found on the surface to date which proves that life could possibly be supported there. Marion has spent her career researching the geology of Mars and claims to know its surface better than the streets of her home town, Melbourne. So well in fact, that she is an advisor to NASA on landing sites for Mars rovers and the planned Mars Science Laboratory.

On Thursday, students enrolled in Astrophysics will get the opportunity to showcase their digital presentations to Emeritus Professor Dick Gunstone from the Faculty of Education. You get that sort of title to your name by working for many years in science education and becoming a world-renowned expert! On Thursday, Prof. Gunstone will be judging the students’ digital presentations – an accumulation of the research that each student has performed on an Astrophysics topic of their own interest.

Be sure not to miss this week’s classes!