Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Earthrise - 2008 - Image credit NASAFrom the Earth to the sun, the moon and beyond is where you'll go as a Climate & Space student. And you'll discover how it all works together. Climate & Space faculty are actively involved in a broad range of experimental and theoretical research areas:

  • determining an approach to setting post-Kyoto greenhouse emission standards
  • effects that magnetic storms have on the Earth, international space station and other planets

As a Climate & Space student, you'll be more than prepared to step into one of the many positions in the space and meteorology industries. In CLaSP, you're part of the only CoE department devoted to working in these and many other areas of atmospheric and space science and engineering.

The department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, working with the Space Physics Research Laboratory, has the greatest number of research activities in space science and engineering of all U-M CoE departments. We have actively participated in the Nation's space program since its inception. From the V-2 rockets of the 40s through the CYGNSS and Mars missions today, Climate & Space faculty and students have contributed to a body of work that protects the Earth's environment and will protect humans on travels to Mars and beyond.

Climate & Space students join a team that designs and builds space hardware instruments and then analyzes the data ... all in-house. The Space Physics Research Laboratory’s instruments have been on more than 35 space flights since the late 1940s … with no failures. Couple this spectacular engineering record with the department's strong planetary science program with internationally recognized leaders, and it's understandable why Climate & Space has been a leader for nearly 70 years … and counting.