The first edition of the Daily Planet Online is available here! As always, the Daily Planet is filled with exciting AOSS news, awards and events.
In this issue you will learn about the... (more)
Four AOSS students are traveling to Texas Tech University on May 6 to participate in a severe weather experiment often called “Tornado Camp.”
The experiment is scheduled to last through the first week of June. Professor Derek Posselt and Professor Chris... (more)
Esther Donahue, age 87, died February 4, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Esther was the widow of former AOSS Chair, Thomas M. Donahue. She was born Esther Marie McPherson, daughter of Helen (Beals) and Mannon McPherson, on March 21, 1925 in Morrisville, New York. Her father... (more)
Congratulations to Professor Brian Gilchrist, he has been named the new U-M representative to the USRA (Universities Space Research Association) by Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest.
In addition to being an AOSS professor, Gilchrist is also the... (more)
The Dexter Dreadbots ranked eighth in their division of 100 teams at the world FIRST robotics championship.
Associate research scientist Darren De Zeeuw mentors the high school robotics team. He says 400 teams from around the world competed at the championships held... (more)
Congratulations to Professor Mike Combi for earning the 2013 Collegiate Research Professorship from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
Combi is a distinguished research professor and the director of the AOSS Research Experiences for... (more)
Congratulations to staff members Linda Chadwick and Melissa Terwilliger!
Chadwick earned the 2013 OVPR Distinguished Research Administrator Award and Terwilliger earned the 2013 Excellence in Staff Service Award.
AOSS is very proud of both of... (more)
Darren De Zeeuw, AOSS associate research scientist, mentors the Dexter high school robotics team, the Dreadbots. The team qualified for world FIRST robotics championship this year.
The Dreadbots competed in two regional competitions and then at the Michigan State... (more)
Mars has lost much of its original atmosphere, but what's left remains active, according to recent findings from the Mars Science Laboratory.
Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument, parts of which were built by SPRL, analyzed an atmosphere sample last... (more)
The Economist magazine references a paper written by Professor Natalia Andronova in a recent climate science article. The paper, written when she was at the University of Illinois, used temperature data to estimate the sensitivity of the climate system.
Congratulations to Weiye Yao and John Xun Yang, the AOSS first place winners for the Michigan Geophysical Union Student Research Symposium. Yao also earned the Student Choice Award.
First and second place awards were given to AOSS students from two categories:... (more)
Professors Allison Steiner and Derek Posselt are part of an interdisciplinary team that explored factors that may have contributed to the 2011 Lake Erie algae bloom. The team's findings were published online on Monday, April 1, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of... (more)
Graduate student David Wright along with co-authors Professors Allison Steiner and Derek Posselt has published a paper on the potential impacts of climate change on lake-effect snow.
The paper, “Sensitivity of Lake-effect Snowfall to Lake Ice Cover and... (more)
Congratulations to Professor Paul Drake for earning the Rackham Graduate School’s Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award.
These awards honor senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in scholarly research, have a sustained... (more)