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National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Description:
The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) is an innovative, competitive program designed to provide research opportunities, and long-term mentoring support, to underrepresented students in STEM fields. The NAC program expands upon the traditional summer research experience by creating an expectation of long-term mentoring, along with engagement in a strong, national-level peer and mentor network. NAC students are selected for grit' and are partnered with world-class scientists, engineers, technicians, and other professionals, for research activities that extend beyond the summer into the academic year. Peer mentoring and support is an important component of the NAC, and is fostered through placement in thoughtfully-developed cohorts at leading observatories and universities.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
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Program Dates: 6/3/2018 - 7/31/2018

Participating Institution(s):
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National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville (Lead)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Green Bank
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Socorro
National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP)
Princeton University
Space Telescope Science Institute
University of Wisconsin, Madison

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Physics

Keywords:
Applied Physics
Astrobiology
Data Analysis
Data Science
Diversity

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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