Noted Planetary Scientist to Give Keynote at Marymount Student Research Conference

The public is invited to hear Dr. Lujendra Ojha give the keynote address at Marymount University’s annual Student Research Conference at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at 4040 Fairfax Drive. Dr. Ojha is a Nepalese-American planetary scientist who uncovered evidence of water on Mars while an undergraduate at the University of Arizona. At the time he was analyzing images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter with Professor Alfred McEwen.

In 2015 Ojha was the lead author of a study in Nature Geoscience confirming that water still flows on Mars today. He received his doctorate from Georgia Tech and is currently the Blaustein Postdoctoral Fellow in Planetary Science at Johns Hopkins University.

In addition, juried oral and poster presentations by both Marymount graduates and undergraduates on research they have completed in conjunction with faculty mentors will be given throughout the day. For a complete schedule, go to:

Marymount University is an independent, coeducational Catholic university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide range of disciplines.