A team of scientists has come up with a way to search for water on Mars, and the person behind much of the research is a Washington State University undergraduate.
At age 19, Kellie Wall was planning to major in communications. She needed a science credit and wound up in a geology course with a professor who was a big believer in undergrads getting research experience. There, Wall learned about a project involving volcanoes and other planets.
“I was really excited about it because there was this buzzword Mars attached to it,” she said.