Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


AOSS mourns the passing of Natasha Andronova

Posted: June 3, 2014

AOSS mourns the passing of Natasha Andronova

Research Scientist Natasha Andronova passed away in June 2014 after a battle with brain cancer.

Natasha was widely known not only for her many achievements in climate science but also her kindness and generosity. She was beloved by students, staff and faculty both within AOSS and CoE and across the University.

Natasha demonstrated her thoughtfulness for others daily by giving candy bar prizes to students, bringing oranges and granola bars to class and dropping off flowers and chocolates for her colleagues on special occasions - or just because.

Just a few months ago Natasha was selected to receive the 2014 AOSS Faculty Award. Her accomplishments include being an integral developer of the Master of Engineering program in Applied Climate. She defined the program, advised students and developed new courses for it. She regularly taught classes for both graduate students and undergraduates, including Engineering Climate Change and Coping with Climate Change.

She was not only an excellent teacher but a talented and hard-working researcher as well. Her participation with and contributions to the Fourth IPCC Assessment resulted in being a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Natasha’s family and all who knew and loved her.

For those who would like to share their photos and stories of Natasha, please visit AOSS would like to thank in advance all who choose to share their memories. has also published a longer, more in-depth article on Natasha and her obituary appears in the University Record.

Memorial Fund

A memorial fund has also been established in Natasha’s name to finish something very important to her — fund her son Sam’s college education.  Please consider donating:

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