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 http://www.bu.edu/CISM/(external link). Applications are due by May 1. CISM is an NSF Science and Technology Center.