Lycoming College alumnus to speak at colloquium

Lycoming College alumnus to speak at colloquium

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College alumnus Michael Smith will present "Mars Science Laboratory: Going beyond the 'follow the water' strategy," on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Academic Center C-303 as part the astronomy and physics department colloquium. He will give an overview of the Mars Science Laboratory mission and share his experience at the mission launch and Mars Educator Conference.

Smith is a 1999 Lycoming graduate and senior astronomy educator at the North Museum of Natural History and Science in Lancaster, Pa.

Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.