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Climate and Space

science-driven engineering


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U-M Student Team to Help Fill the Inflatable Void in NASA Challenge  

A student team at the University of Michigan is selected to build a design in NASA’s BIG Idea Challenge.

Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

After receiving his doctoral degree, Dr. Charles Powell will continue to explore opportunities in space sciences and engineering.

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Mapping the Best Route for a Spacecraft Traveling Beyond the Sun’s Sphere of Influence

A University of Michigan-led study provides recommendations to better understand the size and shape of our home in the heliosphere.


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CLASP Seminar Series

We’re proud to present a series of lectures from leaders in the fields of climate and space engineering, as part of the Seminar Series in the U-M Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering.

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Solar Eclipse 2024

Our scientists and scholars at U-M Climate and Space are leading many initiatives during the Total Solar Eclipse, to help students and citizen scientists expand their understanding of the sun.

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Undergraduate Programs

Learn about our bachelor’s degrees in climate and meteorology and space science and engineering.

Graduate Programs

Take your education to the next level with a master’s of engineering, master’s of science or PhD degree.

Why Climate
& Space?

Gain the foundation to join the next generation of innovators and explorers serving the common good.


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Student Life

Our students benefit from an immersive experience, with opportunities to compete in scientific challenges and travel the world. They enjoy social events with GUStO (Graduate and Undergraduate Student Organization), and they choose from a variety of extracurriculars, ranging from the Michigan Bioastronautics team to the student delegation to the U.N. Convention on Climate Change.

Engineering Across Borders

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Michigan eTrek

Space Physics Research Laboratory celebrates its 75th year.
For 3/4 of a century, the Space Physics Research Laboratory (SPRL) at the University of Michigan has dreamt up and designed instruments to expand our understanding of this world and the galaxy beyond.
Read more about the Space Physics Research Laboratory: