SPEAKER SERIES: As senior mechanical engineer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kobie Boykins is intimately involved with the planet Mars. As supervisor of the mobility and remote sensing teams for the rover Curiosity, Boykins has monitored headline-making studies, including proof of the former presence of water on Mars indicating that the red planet could have supported life. Join Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, as he shares his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the latest exciting chapter of Mars exploration. Click HERE for speaker's website. LU Undergraduates attend for FREE, click for more info. Photo Courtesy NASA JPL-Caltech.
Join Pittsburgh’s Squonk Opera’s Squonkers as they manipulate gargantuan puppet hands (the size of houses!) to tell a spectacular and comic story. In this rock opera melee, giant thumbs detach to become truly opposable and challenge each other with guitars. Featuring original chamber rock music and an opportunity for audience members to come together to grab rigging, each individual powers a larger movement of giant fingers, a web of connections, a single dance. Hand to Hand encourages shared discovery and making a community of the imagination. Held outdoors in Tamerler Courtyard next to the arts center. LU Undergrads attend for FREE, click for more info.