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Professor to discuss geology of Mars and Earth on Wednesday


Department of Geological Sciences Assistant Professor Keith Milam will lead the next Science Café at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Baker University Center Front Room.

Milam will be presenting "Virtual Geology: Unraveling Planetary Secrets from Afar," a discussion of the geological state of the Earth in relation to the evolution of Mars.

Through his research with Mars Odyssey, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Exploration, and both Land Rover missions' teams, Milam has been able to analyze the geological makeup of Mars and its once Earth-like state.

"It's very important to understand a planet like Mars because it will help us understand our own planet," said Milam.

Milam's area of specialization is planetary geology with aspects of mineralogy, petrology, remote sensing and geomorphology.

Science Cafés are free venues for students interested in the sciences and engineering to informally share their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.

More information about Science Cafés can be found here