Dr. Geoff Steeves is a physics professor at the University of Victoria in Canada and a faculty member at the International Space University. He is the co-founder of the StarAcers.com science education program, a TEDx speaker and was a top 16 finalist in Canada’s most recent astronaut recruitment campaign. Geoff completed his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Alberta studying ultrafast microscopy. He continued his studies through an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California Santa Barbara at the Center for Spintronics and Quantum Computing. He is now a professor at the University of Victoria where he conducts research on Mars analogue environments and tele-robotic exploration. At the International Space University he has chaired the Space Studies Program Space – Science Department from 2012-2014 and now co-chairs the Space Humanities Department 2015-present. Geoff is an experienced SCUBA diver and pilot with a commercial pilots license and multi-engine instrument rating.