Science Lecture Series - The Living History of Marie Curie

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm
SM 313

The Science Lecture Series will host Susan Marie Frontczak, Storysmith: Living History Presenter, to present Manya - The Living History of Marie Curie on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6 pm in SM 313. Arrive early for refreshments. 

In dramatizing the life of Manya Sklodowska, Susan Marie pays homage to their shared Polish heritage. She, too, enjoyed school and promotes awareness that sound academics can be a path to outstanding achievement.  As a child, Susan read of Marie Curie’s perseverance in discovering and purifying the element radium.  This, in part, inspired Susan to major in Engineering.  With this program, Susan pays tribute to the world of science, where she worked for fourteen years as an engineer and manager before pursuing full-time storytelling.  It is her aim to reveal the human behind the scientist while placing Marie Curie’s life and accomplishments in a memorable historical context.

Storysmith® Susan Marie Frontczak plays in theaters, corporations, universities, libraries, and festivals internationally.  She has given over 400 presentations as Marie Curie across 34 of the United States, Canada, and Europe.  The filmed version of her shorter Marie Curie program, Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie will soon be available for distribution through sponsorship.  See  Frontczak also presents as Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, dancer Irene Castle, humanitarian Clara Barton, humorist Erma Bombeck, and humanitarian Eleanor Roosevelt.

Lectures are open to the public and admission is free. Each program includes activities and prizes! Seating is first come, first served - so arrive 15-20 minutes early.

The Science Lecture Series is a forum designed to give students and the Saddleback College community the chance to meet renowned scientists and industry leaders and learn about their area of expertise. This series provides an opportunity to explore an astonishing range of topics with scientific value, including emerging technologies and advancements in research. Each 1.5 hour program includes an introduction of the guest speaker followed by the featured lecture and ends with an open forum discussion in which audience members are encouraged to ask questions of the guest speaker.

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