Image courtesy of NASA

Mars Fest Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors:


Brock Foundation and Ms. Joan P. Brock

Old Dominion University


Supporting Sponsors:

Baldwin Advisory

Goode Family Foundation


Director’s Circle: 

Lewis Webb & Kim McCoy

Mark & Michelle Warden

Office of the City Manager & City of Norfolk

Towne Bank



Clancy & Theys Construction Company

Colley Avenue Copies

Domino’s Pizza

Insomnia Cookies

ODU Graduate School 

Rutter Family Art Foundation

Saunders & Crouse Architects


WHRO Public Media


And With Generous Support From:

Guy Friddell

Joan Barry


Exhibition Advisory Committee:

David Bowles, Executive Director, Virginia Institute for Spaceflight & Autonomy

Andrew Carnell, Chief of Staff, NASA Langley Research Center

Giovanna Genard, Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communication & Marketing, ODU

Khan Ifteharuddin, Professor and Associate Dean For Research & Graduate Programs, Batten College of Engineering and Technology, ODU

Solomon Isekeije, Director, Fine Arts Division at Norfolk State University

Karen Meier, Assistant Vice President for Community Engagement, ODU

Melissa Proffitt, Vice President, Virginia Aerospace Business Association

Mary Sandy, Director, Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Tara Saunders, Executive Director, Real Estate Foundation

Robert Wojtowicz, Vice Provost & Dean of the Graduate School, ODU