NAC III Workshop

2015 National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) III Workshop

NAC III Group Photo

NAC III Group photo 2

August 29 & 30, 2015

Howard University

Washington, DC


NAC Program Goal:

The NAC's primary goal is to increase the number of students, who otherwise would have been overlooked by the traditional academic pipeline, into STEM and STEM careers by placing them in a cooperative, diverse team over the summer and beyond.

We will accomplish this by:

  1. Providing research and or internship opportunities for short and/or long term experiences at partner sites.
    • Research experiences in astronomy, physics, chemistry or engineering
    • Internships to explore science policy, E/PO activities, scientific writing, computing, project management
  2. Providing a framework to engage students in research / STEM-related activity throughout their school year
  3. Providing long term / career mentoring (peer and faculty/staff mentoring).