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Women and Mars: Conference

October 17, 2011

Have you heard?  Explore Mars is presenting the Women and Mars Conference on November 9-10, 2011 at the Jack Morton Auditorium at George Washington University.  This conference will bring together women and men from around the space community, as well as educators, industry representatives, and policy experts to discuss topics such as STEM education, policy, science missions, and human exploration.

Women and Mars Conference
November 9-10, 2011
Jack Morton Auditorium
George Washington University

Register today at –

In addition, the conference organizers have arranged a tour of the Lockheed Martin Space Experience Center in Crystal City, VA on November 8 at 6pm.  This tour has a limited capacity.  If you are registered for the Women and Mars Conference and would like to attend this tour, please RSVP at  For additional conference information, including our special hotel rate, please visit –

Speakers will include –

  • Rebecca Keiser (NASA, Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration);
  • Cady Coleman  (NASA, Astronaut) – invited;
  • Virginia A. Barnes (United Space Alliance, President and CEO);
  • Tiffany Montague (Google, Space Projects);
  • Simonetta Di Pippo  (European Space Agency; President and Co-founder of Women in Aerospace Europe);
  • Mary Voytek (NASA, Director, Astrobiology Program);
  • Penelope Boston (Director, Cave and Karst Studies Program; Prof. Earth and Environmental Sciences Dept. New Mexico);
  • Darlene Cavalier (Discover Magazine; Science for Citizens, Science Cheerleader); and
  • Susan Niebur (Mission Consultant, Niebur Consulting; Founder, Women in Planetary Science).
I’ll be speaking on the first panel, with Rebecca Keiser, Linda Billings, Tiffany Montague, and Dr. Colleen Hartman.  If you’re in the area, I encourage you to come.  If not, drop us a comment here with specifics that YOU would like to see addressed — as always, I’ll be happy to take your concerns and help you try to make a difference to improve the scientific climate for women and men in planetary science.
One Comment leave one →
  1. lovenstars permalink
    October 17, 2011 10:30 am

    I’m going as well as two of my classmates! We’re looking forward to it! See you there!

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