From the Earth to the sun, the moon and beyond is where you'll go as an AOSS student. And you'll discover how it all works together. AOSS faculty are actively involved in a broad range of experimental and theoretical research areas.
- Determining an approach to setting post-Kyoto greenhouse emission standards
- The effects that magnetic storms have on the Earth, international space station and other planets
As an AOSS student this means you'll be more than prepared to step into one of the many positions in the space and meteorology industries. In AOSS you're part of the only CoE department devoted to working in these and many other areas of atmospheric and space science and engineering. AOSS, with the greatest number of research activities in space science and engineering of all U-M CoE departments, has actively participated in the Nation's space program since its inception. From the V-2 rockets of the 40s through the Mars Science Laboratory today, AOSS faculty and students have contributed to a body of work that protects the Earth's environment and will protect humans on travels to Mars and beyond.
AOSS students join a team that designs and builds space hardware instruments and then analyzes the data ... all in house. AOSS space instruments have been on 35 space flights since the late 1940s … with no failures. Couple this spectacular engineering record with the department's strong planetary science program with internationally recognized leaders, and it's understandable why AOSS has been a leader for 60 years … and counting.
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