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Our researchers, leaders and educators are making headlines with their innovative work.


Dr. Len Fisk, professor emeritus and former associate administrator for NASA Space Science and Applications, and Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, share their history together and discuss what it takes to be a great mentor, in a podcast by StoryCorps entitled “A Legacy of Mentorship.” | June 24, 2022

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Dr. Perry Samson, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science, was quoted in the article entitled “Tornado Alley’s eastward shift threatens millions of Americans” in Al Jazeera. | June 14, 2022


Research by Dr. Weijie Sun, an assistant research scientist at U-M Climate and Space, was highlighted in the article “Solar Wind a Major Driver of Atmospheric Sodium at Mercury” by EOS, after his paper was published in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics. Representing the University of Michigan, Dr. Jim Slavin, professor; Dr. Ryan Dewey, research fellow; and Dr. Jim Raines, associate research scientist, are also authors.

The FIPS (Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer) instrument was designed and built in the U-M Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, and the figure for the article was provided by Dr. Xianzhe Jia and Ph.D. student Changkun Li, who run codes developed by the department to simulate solar wind events on Mercury. | May 27, 2022


Dr. Allison Steiner, professor of atmospheric science, was quoted in the article “Professor: Late spring, higher temps impact seasonal allergies” by WOOD TV for her research on seasonal allergies and climate change. | May 23, 2022

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