The University of Michigan Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering will host scientists, developers, and scholars from around the world during the Space Weather Modeling Framework User Meeting on March 2-3, 2023.
Space Weather Modeling Framework Users Present Advancements in Science Technology
Annual Spencer Lecture Features NASA Director of Planetary Science Lori Glaze
On March 9, 2023, the Nelson W. Spencer Lecture will feature Dr. Lori Glaze, the director of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s Planetary Science Division.
Expanding the CYGNSS Mission: Tracking Ocean Microplastics from Space
Microplastic pollution can be spotted from space because its traveling companion alters the roughness of the ocean’s surface.
NEMISIS Investigation Selected for NASA Geospace Dynamics Constellation Mission
NASA has selected the final investigations for its flagship mission, the Geospace Dynamics Constellation, which include NEMISIS to be led by Prof. Mark Moldwin.
New Space Innovation Laboratory To Support Research and Mission Planning
The new Leinweber Space Innovation Laboratory is coming to the Climate and Space Research Building in 2024.
Alumna Aisha Bowe Goes to Space
Aisha Bowe will make history when she boards an upcoming Blue Origin flight that will cross the Kármán line – the internationally recognized boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. She will be the first female U-M alum and sixth Black woman to do so.
The engineers, researchers, and leaders at the Space Physics Research Laboratory are making headlines with their innovative work.
Space Physics Q&A: An Interview with Senior Engineer in Research Samantha Vaughn
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.
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.