4th grade students from Pioneer Bilingual Elementary School in Lafayette, CO were given an introduction to MAVEN at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
LASP's Rory Barrett presented on MAVEN science, Mars exploration, and the IUVS remote sensing instrument, being built at LASP.
MAVEN PI, Bruce Jakosky discusses the upcoming mission to Mars in this Dec. 2009 public lecture from the University of Colorado Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP).
Alex DeWolfe, MAVEN Science Data Center Manager, presented a “planet tour” at a Boulder, Colorado, preschool on 2/29/12 and included information about MAVEN to the students, who made their own planets out of Styrofoam balls.
Lisa May, Mars Exploration Program Executive, conducted a visit to Emily Dickinson Elementary School in Bozeman, Montana, in March 2012 and included MAVEN discussion, sticker give-aways, and showings of the two “So, You Want to Build a Satellite” videos.
During a ten-day, Martian-themed “Interplanetary Robotic Mission,” Wallace Willard (Marshall Space Flight Center) presented MAVEN design concepts, construction, and science to elementary school students. He included a build-your-own MAVEN spacecraft out of fruits and vegetables, which resulted in some unique design concepts.
MAVEN Principal Investigator, Bruce Jakosky (right) participated in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science "Scientists in Action" program from a clean room at Lockheed Martin in Littleton, Colorado.
With Bruce is DMNS Space Scientist Steve Lee. The two interacted with hundreds of students from across the country, answering questions about the history of Mars and our past and future exploration of the Red Planet.
The fully integrated MAVEN spacecraft can be seen in the background, awaiting the next round of environmental tests and its pending launch this November.
MAVEN Project Manager, Dave Mitchell (Goddard Space Flight Center) presents the MAVEN mission to 6th and 8th grade science students at Blessed Sacrament School in Alexandria, Virginia.