Joint Space Weather Summer Camp
About the Joint Space Weather Summer Camp
Beyond the JSWSC
The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp is much more than just lectures, projects and experiments. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for cultural exchanges between the US and Germany in an academic setting. Therefore, a one week German course precedes the Summer Camp, where the students learn about German language and culture. The visit of the ‘Historical Technical Museum in Peenemünde’ in the Northeast of Germany or the visit of the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, US, are just two further examples of a program that goes beyond.
History of the Joint Space Weather Summer Camp
The Joint Space Weather Summer Camp is a partnership between UAHuntsville and the DLR and the University of Rostock. Because of the considerable historical ties between Huntsville and the state of Mecklenburg Vorpommern (Germany) in the development of rockets, missiles, and eventually manned space flight, the Joint Space Weather Camp was created to forge ties and develop communication between these two regions that have had such an impact on the 20th century.
In part, this motivation led to the original creation of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Rostock, the DLR, and the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2010/2011.
The two primary initiators of the Joint Space Weather Sumer Camp were the Director of CSPAR, Gary Zank, and the former Vice President of Research, John Horack, together with their colleagues at the DLR in Neustrelitz, Wolfgang Mett, Holger Wandsleb, and Wolfgang Schareck (Rektor of the University of Rostock).
Since its launch in 2011 the JSWSC reoccurs annually.
UAHuntsville is co-hosting a Joint Space Weather Summer School with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and the University of Rostock. It consists of two consecutive 2-week sessions during the summer break. The first will be held in Huntsville, AL, and the second will be held in Germany. The summer school combines intensive site visits to various German space weather monitoring facilities, first-hand experience with operation and application of space weather related services, lectures, and hands-on project work in a team environment. German language instruction will be provided.
If Honors-enrolled undergraduate students wish, the Germany stay of the Space Weather Summer School will count towards Foreign Language credit as a general option for any Honors student who particpates. The appropriate Honors Credit Completion Form would have to be filled out by the student.
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