CEDAR email: Boulder Space Weather Summer School applications due soon

Stan Solomon stans at ucar.edu
Mon Feb 10 15:22:18 MST 2020

Applications will be due soon for the 2020 Boulder Space Weather Summer 
School, which will be held June 29 – July 10 at the National Center for 
Atmospheric Research, in Boulder, Colorado.  The SWSS is a comprehensive 
two-week introduction to the science of space weather: what it is, what 
it does, and what can be done about it.

* Application Deadline: March 1, 2020 *

The SWSS curriculum integrates the fundamental science of the Sun-Earth 
system with the impacts of space weather, and has a particular emphasis 
on modeling and forecasting. The School is broadly designed for graduate 
students who are considering space weather or space physics as a 
research field, as well as active practitioners from government and 
industry (for example, space weather forecasters). Admission is also 
open to advanced undergraduate students. The pedagogical approach 
combines morning lectures from distinguished experts, with interactive 
learning labs in the afternoons that give students hands-on experience 
analyzing and interpreting data from spacecraft, and output from 
state-of-the-art models. The interactive activities culminate in a 
capstone project where students synthesize and apply the concepts and 
skills they have learned to forecast a space weather event, from its 
origins on the Sun to its impact on the Earth.

Local SWSS partners include the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, the NOAA 
Space Weather Prediction Center, the National Solar Observatory, and the 
University of Colorado.  Lecturers come from these and other leading 
research and educational institutions across the US, particularly Boston 
University, where the summer school originated.

For further information, and instructions on how to apply, see:


Stan Solomon
High Altitude Observatory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado, USA

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