Samantha Vaughn works as Senior Engineer in Research at the Space Physics Research Laboratory (SPRL) and XTRM Labs. In this Q&A, she shares some of her technical work at SPRL.
Space Physics Q&A: An Interview with Senior Engineer in Research Samantha Vaughn
U-M Faculty Recognition Award Presented to Jia
A physicist who teaches space physics and space weather modeling, Xianzhe Jia’s discoveries have made a profound impact on the field of planetary science.
Research on Designing a Next-Gen Heavy Ion Composition Spectrometer Earns Student a NASA Fellowship
Tyler Eddy has been selected to receive the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology fellowship.
Pulkkinen Appointed to Decadal Survey Steering Committee
With the goal of identifying the top priorities of science and future missions, the National Academies have launched a Decadal Survey for Solar and Space Physics, and appointed Professor Tuija Pulkkinen, Ph.D., to its steering committee.
Equatorial Plasma Bubble Research Proposal Earns Student a NASA Fellowship
Graduate student Alanah Cardenas-O’Toole has been selected to receive the highly competitive Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology fellowship.
Gombosi Writes ‘Manifesto of a Space Scientist’
In August, Professor Tamas Gombosi published “Manifesto of a Space Scientist” in the AGU’s Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists.
Studying Earth’s Defenses against Solar Storms
Researchers at U-M Climate & Space will play a central role in NASA’s Geospace Dynamics Constellation mission—a first-of-its-kind look at a protective outer layer of Earth’s atmosphere and how it interacts with solar wind.
COSPAR Presents Nordberg Medal to Professor Penner, Naming a Planet in her Honor
Professor Joyce E. Penner has been awarded the COSPAR Nordberg Medal for her scientific leadership in identifying the diversity of atmospheric aerosols associated with human activities and how they drive climate change.
Mercury Magnetosphere Research Proposal Earns Student a NASA Fellowship
Changkun Li has been selected for the competitive Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology fellowship.
Associate Professor Zou Serves on Space Weather Roundtable
To advance our scientific understanding of space weather phenomena, Associate Professor Shasha Zou, Ph.D., has been named to the Space Weather Roundtable at the National Academies.
‘Unique Blend’ of Science and Engineering Leads Alumna to Award-Winning Research
Yeimy Rivera receives the Baldwin Prize for making significant contributions to heliophysics research while she was a doctoral student at U-M Climate & Space.
MAVEN: U-M Alumna Leads Extended Planetary Science Mission for NASA
NASA has extended the MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) mission, with U-M Climate and Space Alumna Dr. Shannon Curry taking the lead.
Solar Forecasting Team Wins First in American-Made Challenge
Prof. Xianglei Huang and Dr. Xiuhong Chen won first in a competition designed to better enable solar industry stakeholders with state-of-the-art solar forecasting.
SPRL’s Patrick McNally discusses James Webb Space Telescope
The telescope might be “the most challenging thing we’ve ever put into space.”
Prof. Kasper interviewed by Washington Post on Parker Solar Probe findings
“It feels like visiting a planet for the first time,” said Kasper.
The U-M-led CYGNSS mission celebrates its fifth anniversary
What began as a two-year mission to measure hurricane winds has expanded far beyond its original scope.