American Association of University Women presents ‘Mars Madness’ luncheon with planetary scientist

ST. GEORGE  — Did you know that if you stripped away all the vegetation around St. George it would look like Mars? Candice Hansen-Koharchek does and she’ll tell us more about Mars as our featured “Women and Science” speaker at the Jan. 4, 2016 luncheon at the Courtyard by Marriott, 185 S. 1470 E. in St. George.

Candice is a senior research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute who works on NASA un-manned (robotic) spacecraft missions. She has a Ph.D. in Planetary Science. Currently she is a member of the flight teams for the Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, at Mars, and the Juno mission, headed to Jupiter, from her office in St. George.

This is an excellent opportunity to see a what a woman with a STEM career does. Especially if you missed her highly informative and most discussed “Climate Change: Scientific Fact vs. Political Fiction” talk last year. This is a not to be missed presentation.

Luncheons are open to the public and men. All reservations must be prepaid by the date indicated. Cost is $16. Make your reservation online today.

Event details

  • When: Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Courtyard by Marriott,  185 S. 1470 E., St. George
  • Cost: $16
  • Reservations: Online


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