James Tangorra joined the OC board in 2021. James and his family have been involved with OC since 2010.
James is a professor of Mechanical Engineering at Drexel University and is the Head of the Department of Engineering, Leadership, and Society. He is also the Provost and Secretary of the Board for the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. At Drexel, James runs the Laboratory for Biological Systems Analysis where they develop biorobotic and mathematical models of the locomotor and sensorimotor systems of animals. James is a co-founder of Drexel’s Peace Engineering program, and believes that it is the responsibility of engineers and scientists to work for the well-being of society.