Author archives: Arun

Green Stuff: Space Exploits Tangentially Related to St. Paddy’s

Being a college student gives one a pretty unique vantage point on what may be considered the most revered and holy collegiate holiday: Saint Patrick’s Day. We all know it: the Chicago river is dyed green; the beer flows like… well, beer; and all around the country, college students prepare for a weekend of pretending…



Man Walked on the Moon… or Did He?

So, space is cool and all, and we should engineer things for it, and go there and explore, and bring back souvenirs… but we forget to ask ourselves THE fundamental questions. Does space exploration actually exist? Did we land on the moon, or was that a sound studio? Were the Beatles within spitting distance of…



Professor Profiles: Dr. Marsik – The Man, The Myth, The Meteorologist

UMich has staying power. With a large alumni base and a deeply embedded sense of devotion to campus, it isn’t surprising that: A lot of students are second or third generation UMichiganders The university draws a significant percentage of professors from its alumni base. Take Dr. Frank Marsik from the CLaSP department. Professor Marsik teaches…



NASA: Age of Ult-Dawn

Earlier this year, the Dawn mission made history by arriving at Ceres, the largest known body in the asteroid belt. The probe had previously visited Vesta, another large proto-planet, and was therefore the first manmade object to orbit two extraterrestrial bodies within its lifetime. Touted as the next generation of NASA exploratory missions (hence the…



Student Profiles: Caue Borlina – Exploring Mars and Beyond

[Ed. The views here are those of Caue’s alone and are not representative of SEDS@UM or SEDS as a national organization. We love doctors!] Caue Borlina is a senior in Aerospace Engineering, also minoring in Physics. Caue is passionate about planetary science and space exploration. He is currently a scientific collaborator for the NASA Mars…