Marilyn Glass

Marilyn Glass (Marf) has a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland, University College. She currently works as a Flight Operations Engineer on a team caring for the nation's weather satellites. In her twenty-year career Marilyn has worked with a variety of spacecraft and has brought science and engineering to students by directing space interest educational programs and working with educators from K through 12. Although her formal training is in engineering and management, Marilyn has always held a love of art. She has learned art through lessons with her mother, classes and self-study. Her primary focus is with watercolor. I Want to go to Mars is her first illustration work. "Marf" is an abbreviation of Marilyn Faye, and is a family favorite nickname, which she uses to sign her paintings. Her paintings are on display at the "Robin's Egg", antique and fine arts shop in Staunton, VA.

Broadcast 520 (Special Edition)

Tom Hill and Marilyn Glass were the guests for this program discussing their new book for children, "I Want To Go To Mars." This book is designed for primary school children to excite them about space and in particular Mars. You can learn more about the book and order it online at www.lulu.com/content/231914. We also discussed space education for kids and the school system in general, space and science teachers, and how to motivate kids for space and science.

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