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Project RADIAL

RADIAL Atlanta Meeting

The RADIAL Atlanta meeting was designed to bring together representatives from leading minority-serving institutions to discuss opportunities for collaborations between and among the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and interested universities. The meeting was held at the Hilton Atlanta, January 17-18, 2019. For more information about this meeting, please go here.


About Project RADIAL

Project RADIAL was initially described at the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) Meeting in Columbus, OH (November, 2018), and at the RADIAL Atlanta meeting (January, 2019) where the discussion focused on the Four Major Components of the project:

  • Next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA)- future data challenges, along with opportunities for collaboration on the design and build of the ngVLA telescope
  • Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) - current and future data challenges, including potential research collaborations, faculty and student engagement, data center development, and more
  • Undergraduate education, professional development, and research opportunities (NAC program)
  • High school education, professional preparation, and research opportunities (NINE and EPO programs)


    Why RADIAL?

    RADIAL represents an approach toward addressing current and future data challenges related to astronomy, in particular, by working with universities with an interest in data management, delivery, and analysis - as data centers, science centers, and/or as partners in activities at multiple scales. The NRAO has also developed exciting training and education programs that offer additional partnership opportunities.

    In brief, NRAO is actively seeking university partners in these efforts. At the RADIAL Atlanta Meeting, NRAO will review the areas of opportunities that we have identified, and will ask participating university representatives to talk about key initiatives and interests at their home institutions. The goal is to discover areas of common interest and establish paths for developing collaborations in those areas.

    We expect that there are many opportunities for collaborations at multiple scales.

    Please contact Lyndele von Schill at 434-244-6896 for more information.



    ODI Contacts

    Office of Diversity and Inclusion
    (434) 244-6896

    520 Edgemont Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475