The pedagogical approach of the SWSS combines morning lectures from distinguished experts, with interactive learning labs in the afternoons that give students hands-on experience analyzing and interpreting data from spacecraft, and output from state-of-the-art models. The interactive activities culminate in a capstone project where students synthesize and apply the concepts and skills they have learned to forecast a space weather event, from its origins on the Sun to its impact on the Earth.

Local SWSS partners include the NCAR High Altitude Observatory, the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, the National Solar Observatory, and the University of Colorado. Lecturers come from these and other leading research and educational institutions across the US, particularly Boston University, where the summer school originated.

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