Community:Email 13jan11

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Dear Editor, Please post the following in the next edition of the SPA newsletter. Thank You, Nick

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > The Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Summer School 2011 > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Space Weather Phenomena, Consequences, and Modeling > or Reality, Harsh Reality, and Virtual Reality > > July 18 – July 29, 2011 > Boston University > > This year the Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School will be held at Boston University, July 18 – July 29, 2011. The two-week school will closely follow the model of the previous successful Summer Schools, which comprehensively immersed students in the subject of space weather, what it is, what it does, and what can be done about it. The CISM summer school supplements standard curricula relating to the physics, “meteorology”, and “climatology” of space with integrated overviews of the solar-terrestrial weather system from the Sun to the earth, its effects and consequences, and the state of the art in modeling it. A unique feature of the school is a series of three-hour computer labs where students use visualizations of computer model results being developed by CISM, along with data to understand the space environment and to make space weather predictions. The team of instructors will be led by Jeffrey Hughes (BU), and include experts from various institutions such as UCAR/HAO, SWPC and AFRL. > > The school is intended primarily for students about to enter graduate school in the space sciences or early in their graduate careers. We encourage supervisors to recommend the school to their prospective or current students. However others with a professional interest in space weather have also attended and benefited from earlier schools. Further details and the application form (available beginning in March of 2011), including a request for financial support, can be found under Summer School on the CISM web site at Applications are due by May 1. CISM is an NSF Science and Technology Center.

-- Nicholas Gross, Ph.D. co-Director for Education Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling Astronomy Department, Boston University 617-358-3245

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