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Lagrange points model
Following a grant from the Oregon National Space Grant Consortium, physics alumnus Huy Nguyen '21, along with Physics Professor Todd Duncan built a three-dimensional model showing the optimal orbit for spacecraft to "park" between the earth and moon. The model will be exhibited at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville.
Riogeist
Jasper Riogeist ’21 was named Pacific University’s Outstanding Senior in Physics. 
Todd Duncan
Duncan previously has been recognized for his teaching excellence by Pacific students, who selected him for the 2019 Charles Trombley Award Honoring Faculty-Student Relations, as well as by the Oregon Academy of Science, which named in the 2019 Outstanding Educator in Science and Mathematics.
Casas Cofradía
A double major, two campus jobs, one off-campus job and an internship that plays to his strengths: Enrique Casas Cofradia '23 is always in fifth gear.
Mike Rushfeldt '95
Alumnus and former employee Mike Rushfeldt '95 supports Pacific University with an annual physics scholarship and planned gift. 
Graphic representation of the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter on Dec. 21, 2020
A rare alignment of the solar system's two largest planets offers a phenomenal view — if the clouds cooperate.
Amber Smith '20
A car accident put Amber Smith's college education on hold. When she returned to campus, she found herself on an unexpected path.
Physics Professor Andrew Dawes and Assistant Professor of English Elizabeth Tavares will be taking part in Fresh Eyes, a program that brings "civilians" into the theater rehearsal process.
Moon
Pacific University cosmologist and assistant physics professor Todd Duncan was awarded $8,000 by the Oregon NASA Space Grant Consortium to develop a model that illustrates the optimal orbital pattern for a spacecraft working above the lunar surface.
Pacific students have a new place to make their ideas take shape — the Boxer Makerspace. It’s an inviting new area on the second floor of the Tim & Cathy Tran Library where students can use 3D printers, a laser engraver, a vacuum formbox and other tools to create prototypes of their own design.

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