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   John Grant
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, District of Columbia
United States Of America
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High School: Peru Central School, Peru,  NY
Bachelor or Arts, Geology, State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh
Master of Science, Geology, University of Rhode Island
Doctor of Philosphy, Geological Sciences, Brown University

Background Information
I worked as a geomorphologist (study of landforms) in a variety of locations on the Earth. After a wonderful experience as a member of the faculty at SUNY College at Buffalo, I had the opportunity to go to NASA Headquarters in Washington and get more involved in Mars research. From there, I came to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum where I get to work amongst the hardware that records the amazing successes of NASA's planetary exploration.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

content image for contributions section Science Team Member and Chair of Science Operations Working Group [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

Follow your heart. I grew up loving science fiction and Mars and had no idea that planetary geology even existed. I've been very fortunate to be able to work in a field that I enjoy so much. [more personal reflections ...]