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VA-NC Alliance Summer Program for Undergraduates

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

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Undergraduate students who are interested in majoring in a STEM field and affiliated with the Virginia-North Carolina Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (VA-NC Alliance) are invited to spend 8 weeks this summer conducting research in biology, chemistry, or astrophysics as part of the VA-NC Alliance Summer Research Program at the University of Virginia. Rising sophomores and juniors are strongly encouraged to apply, but all applications will be evaluated. Program participants will interact with faculty, graduate students, and other undergraduate students in the core research areas, use state-of-the-art biological, chemical, engineering and astronomical equipment, participate in a hands-on experiences (the astrochemistry researchers will collect data at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) facility in Green Bank, WV), and devote at least forty hours per week to research and other scholarly activities.

Application Deadline: 2/15/2020

Program Dates: 5/31/2020 - 7/28/2020

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 12 participating institutions.
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University of Virginia (Lead)
Bennett College
Elizabeth City State University
George Mason University
Johnson C. Smith University
National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Charlottesville
Old Dominion University
Piedmont Community College
Saint Augustine's College
Thomas Nelson Community College
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Commonwealth University

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Cellular Biology
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Ecology & Evolution
General Engineering & Physical Sciences
General Math & Computational Sciences
General Medical & Life Sciences
General Technology
Information Sciences

Analytical Chemistry
Chemical Physics
Physical Chemistry
Probability Theory
Risk Analysis

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

Page last updated 11/15/2019
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