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The Solar, Heliospheric, and Interplanetary Environment (SHINE) group is an affiliation of researchers dedicated to promoting an enhanced understanding of the processes by which magnetic fields, plasmas, and energetic particles are produced near the Sun and propagated through the interplanetary medium to Earth and other locations in the heliosphere. The group conducted its annual workshop in July to discuss recent developments in the study of solar variability and its impact on Earth's space environment. One hundred fifty-five scientists, including 27 students, participated in the plenary working group, and poster sessions.

Student Day activities on 10 July consisted of tutorials given by experienced scientists: solar flares and particle acceleration (Robert Lin, University of California Berkeley), the origin of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) (Spiro Antiochos, Naval Research Laboratory Washington, D.C.),connecting the Sun and heliosphere (Thomas Zurbuchen, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor),and acceleration and transport of solar energetic particles (SEPs) (Christina Cohen, California Institute of Technology Pasadena). The tutorials were followed by student presentations on CMEs near the sun and in the interplanetary medium, solar wind, and SEPs.