On Thursday, NASA’s Perseverence Rover successfully landed on the surface of Mars – and scientists are already studying photos transmitted across the miles of space. “A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will characterize the planet’s geology and past climate, pave the way for human exploration of the Red Planet, and be the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith.”
If you’re a “space geek” or wonder why “space geeks” are out there, you might want to listen to Why do Humans Want to Set Foot on Mars?
The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan (WAC), of which Grand Rapids Community College is an institutional member, annually sponsors a Great Decisions Lecture Series. The series includes lectures by diplomats, policy makers, think tank specialists, and journalists on compelling issues identified by the Foreign Policy Association as highly pertinent, with special reference to the US role on the world stage.
GRCC students, faculty, and staff may attend the lectures free of charge. This year, the lectures will be held virtually and livestreamed on Monday evenings between 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. Those unable to attend the live presentation can view a recorded version after the event.
This is National News Literacy Week, sponsored by the News Literacy Project. “News literacy is the ability to determine the credibility of news and other content, to identify different types of information, and to use the standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism to determine what to trust, share and act on. Being news-literate also means recognizing the critical role of the First Amendment and a free press in a democracy and interacting with news and other information in ways that promote engaged participation in civic life.“
Find out about the many summer research programs available to ALL students! Join us on Zoom for one – or all – sessions, and check out the [Summer Research Hub] tab on our TRiO Subject Guide for more information on these and other research options.