Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

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Two professors in chairs talking

CLASP celebrates 2017 Nelson W. Spencer Lecture

Professor Margaret Kivelson’s lecture titled, "Magnetic Structures in the Solar System" was followed by a conversation with daughter U-M Professor Valerie A. Kivelson. |Short Read

Two faculty named AAAS fellows

Professors H. V. Jagadish and Christopher Poulsen are honored for advancing socially impactful research.|Medium Read

Is it better to live on the moon or on Mars? A scientific investigation

If humans needed to beat a retreat from planet Earth, would it be better to live on Mars, or on the moon?|Long Read
Solar car racing on road in Australia.

Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team

The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read
Team of people block the wind

Blue through the Outback | Race, day four

Racing clean and collected, Michigan holds on to second place with the finish line on the horizon|Medium Read

Our panel of solar supporters | Race, day three

The Michigan car ended the day in one of the best positions in team history, and the family, friends and alumni riding along are doing more than just cheering. |Medium Read

Cloudy with a chance of machine learning | Race, day two

The top four teams are in a tight battle with each other, and the elements|Medium Read
Chae Woo Lim hops in Novum to drive the second leg of day one from Katherine to Daly Waters.

Hot sun. Cool heads | Race, day one

Currently in fifth place, Michigan finishes day one with confidence. |Medium Read
Novum completes the hot lap as the team cheers on the sidelines.

Speed pageant | T-minus 10 hours

One at a time, each solar car competes for the fastest lap around the track. The outcome determines tomorrow’s starting line. |Medium Read
Driver, Nate Silverman drips with sweat after driving Novum.

­­­In the hot seat | T-minus 35 hours

It’s the day before pole placement is determined for the start of the race. Go inside the team’s garage and meet the drivers.|Medium Read
The solar car parked in the Outback.

The mock race | T-minus 9 days

Eight long days in the desert strengthened our team and tested our rigor|Short Read

Solar storm: U-M model’s predictions ‘a remarkable achievement’

A space weather tool Michigan Engineers developed was used to produce animations that show predictions of how the recent storm would distort Earth’s magnetic field. |Medium Read