Meeting/Event Information

MIT Enterprise Forum Texas occasionally posts outside events of interest to our members on our full calendar.

Curiosity at Mars

February 20, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Rice University (Duncan Hall, 6100 Main St.)
Duncan Hall
Houston, TX 77005

Curiosity at Mars

     Wednesday, February 20, 2013

     5:00 PM Reception 
              - Martel Hall Foyer (Duncan Hall)

     6:00 PM Program
             - McMurtry Auditorium (Duncan Hall)



 Rice University
Duncan Hall
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas 77005


 Please join the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas (Houston), the MIT Alumni Club of South Texas, and the Rice Space Institute to explore one of our nearest neighboring planets (the "Red Planet"). The NASA/JPL radioisotope powered Mars Scientific Laboratory successfully landed on Mars on August 5, 2012, after a flawless but very complicated descent. With an array of new sophisticated instruments, it is the most ambitious exploration to date of the Red Planet to assess whether Mars ever had an environment able to support small life forms called microbes; in other words, to determine the planet's habitability.   Dr. Eileen K. Stansbery, Director of Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science NASA Johnson Space Center, will discuss the travels, investigations, and results of the Curiosity Rover on Mars --- Give way to your curiosity and join us as we learn about this fascinating journey of discovery!


Register at

$15 For Rice Students or Faculty

$30 For Members of MITEF and for Members of the MIT South Texas Alumni Club

$45 General Admission

$55 Late registration -- after 5:00 PM, February 19, pending availability

                                      Online registration closes at 2PM, Feb 20


For more information contact Dale Wilkins (713) 839-0808, 



Rice University, Duncan Hall, Building #23, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX



Parking areas for attendees in yellow on map:

Founders Court (off of entrance 2 on Main St.)
North Lot off of entrance 20 and 21 off of Rice Blvd.
Central Campus Garage, Bldg. #51 (on map)

Parking is $11 and a credit card is needed to access all parking areas




$55.00 Late Registration -- after 5PM , February 19 pending availability