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


New research experience at South African National Space Agency

Posted: September 9, 2015

New research experience at South African National Space Agency Hermanus Panoramic View

The University of Michigan has a long and proud tradition of providing international experience opportunities for U-M students. A new opportunity has recently arisen: the University of Michigan and South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Space Weather International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program (UM-SANSA-IRES or MSI for short).

This program will provide support for six students per year to spend the northern hemisphere summer (8-weeks) at the SANSA Space Science Directorate in Hermanus, South Africa. The students will work on a variety of space weather science and engineering projects as they are paired with SANSA scientists, engineers and post-docs to provide one-on-one research mentoring.

The students will also participate in the annual "Space Weather Winter School" held by SANSA in June and July, and attend the South African Institute of Physics (SAIP) Conference. Pre and post trip activities at U-M will provide scientific, cultural and professional development programs to enhance the impact of the international research experience.

To learn more about the program and to submit your application, go to: or contact Professor Mark Moldwin at

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