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Meet Dr. Steve Nerem: Associate Professor at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) at the University of Colorado at Boulder

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Image of Dr. Steve Nerem Dr. Steve Nerem is Associate Professor at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR) with Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests include satellite altimetry; sea level change; Earth gravity field determination; time variations of the Earth's gravity field; planetary geodesy; precision orbit determination, and astrodynamics.

He holds a Ph.D. and Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (1989, 1985), and a Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Colorado State University (1982). Dr. Nerem has been recognized by NASA with the Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1995), and awarded the Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing from Geophysical Research Letters (1993).

Dr. Nerem has held professional positions as Associate and Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas, Austin (1999-2000), and as a geophysicist in the Space Geodesy Branch at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.