UMD Family Weekend

Family Weekend Faculty Discussion Panel about "The Martian"

Presented by the Department of English, Linguistics and Writing Studies, Biology, Psychology, Math, and the Kathryn A. Martin Library

Saturday, October 14, 2023
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda
416 Library Drive
Duluth, Minnesota

Faculty Panel Discussion - The Martian

Price: Free, registration required

Learn together as a family! An expert panel of faculty will discuss the science, psychology, and human endeavor of going to Mars. The discussion will be based on the movie/book “The Martian.”

Panelists include:

  • Dr. John Schwetman (Literature - Science Fiction)
  • Dr. Marshall Hampton (Math - Orbital Dynamics)
  • Dr. Briana Gross (Biology - Botany)
  • Dr. Kyle Mann (Psychology)

Moderated by Dr. Krista Sue-Lo Twu

*Note, if you haven’t seen the movie, “The Martian,” we will be showing it on Friday, October 13 at 3:30 PM in the Planetarium. Registration is required.

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Registration closes Thursday, October 5 at 11:59 p.m. CT

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