05/17/2014 | 9:30-10:30am | CU Boulder Main Campus, Cristol Chem (Room 140)

Since 2001 Susan Marie Frontczak has portrayed her original program on the life of Marie Curie 300 times across 24 of the United States and nine foreign countries. Frontczak, like Curie, enjoyed school, and promotes awareness that academic excellence can lead to outstanding achievement. Marie Curie’s perseverance in purifying a grain of radium from a ton of pitchblende, in part, inspired Frontczak to major in Engineering, where she worked for fourteen years before pursuing full time writing and acting. Susan has always viewed both science and art as valid outlets for creativity. She believes that Marie Curie’s inner complexity is not known, and deserves to be. It is her aim to reveal the human behind the scientist, while placing Marie Curie’s life and accomplishments in a memorable historical context.