Key points for Dr. Greg Clements' academic life:
- 1966, Summer ... Learned FORTRAN computer programming at the U. of Iowa
- 1967 Graduated from high school, Elmwood, Nebraska --- town population was about 600
- 1967 Recieved Regent's Scholarship offer from U. Nebraska; Accepted President's Scholarship U. Iowa
- 1971 Received undergraduate degree in Physics and Astronomy, U. of Iowa. Also took courses
in IBM360 Assembly Language and Computer Assisted Instruction.
- 1976 Received M.S. in Astronomy, U. of Iowa, M.S. Thesis: Measurements of the
solar spectrum and solar type stars with the same instrument (24 inch diameter telescope).
- 1977 Assembled an 8080 microcomputer as part of a class in the Physics and
Astronomy Dept. at Iowa. Helped write a 750 byte operating system for the system. The computer
still works as of January 2015.
- 1978 Received Ph.D. in Physics, U. of Iowa, Ph.D. Thesis: Spectrophotometry of Massive Eclipsing Binary Stars
- 1978 to 1982 Dickinson College, Carlisle PA - Assistant Professor - Taught a variety of Physics and
Astronomy courses filling in for faculty who were on sabbatical.... In March 1979...Survived the Three Mile Island event,
which took place about 20 miles from Carlisle
- 1982, 1983 Iowa City, Worked for a small computer business - Purchased an Apple II computer. Taught myself C and dBASEII. Programmed
under the Cromix operating system.
- 1983 to 2015 Midland University (Formerly Midland Lutheran College),
Fremont, Nebraska -Assistant, Associate, Full Professor - I taught Introductory Physics, Electronics, Modern Physics, Introductory Astronomy,
College Algebra, Statistics, Pre-Calculus, Microsoft Office,
Internet Fundamentals, BASIC, C, C++, HTML, and JAVA.
- 2015 Retired from Midland
- 2015 to 2018 Adjunct at Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, Nebraska --- I taught an online Astronomy course on a part-time basis.