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Office Hours with Dr. Greg Ojakangas

Dr. Greg Ojakangas thrives in his busy office. A familiar face at Drury since 1996, Ojakangas teaches courses in environmental geoscience and physics. After earning his doctorate in planetary science at the California Institute of Technology, he spent two years as a postdoctoral scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona, three years working full time at the Johnson Space Center as an orbital debris scientist, and four years teaching at the University of Minnesota Duluth, before coming to Drury University.

Some of his recent research involves computational neuroscience, brain-machine interfaces, and extraction of information on the ancient lunar orbit and continental configurations on Earth from 1.85 billion-year-old stromatolites (fossil algal structures). He is also involved in orbital debris research and is a consultant for NASA’s orbital debris program. He continues to lead groups of students in experiments aboard NASA’s reduced gravity “Weightless Wonder” aircraft.

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