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Adam Steltzner

From COM to Mars: How an 80s Rocker’s Curiosity Landed Safely on the Red Planet

Adam Steltzner, who headed the mind-blowing engineering feat of landing a one-ton exploratory Rover mission on Mars, says it was his own innate curiosity about the shifting constellations that first led him to study astronomy at College of Marin.

Iranian Student Ghazaleh Vargha Pursues Dream of Becoming a Dentist

Despite an extraordinary journey from Iran that included a cold winter in eastern Turkey waiting for entry to the U.S., Ghazaleh Vargha arrived at College of Marin with her educational dreams on fire. Behind her were years of religious persecution; ahead had been numerous barriers to a higher education.