NAC IV Workshop
2016 National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) IV Workshop
Friday evening, September 9th through Sunday noon, September 11th
About the Workshop
The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) student program features a cohort-based, year-long student research experience for undergrads. The NAC program is designed to broaden participation in 'full-spectrum' astronomy for underrepresented and under-served students. Our NAC students spend their summers at one of our partner sites, working with mentors on a research project, and forming bonds with their fellow cohort members.
The NAC IV Workshop is a key component of the NAC experience, and is designed to bring the current year's cohort of students together to:
This year, the NAC IV workshop will feature:
About the National Astronomy Consortium
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 accomplish this goal by 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
- a framework to engage students in research / STEM-related activity throughout their school year
- long term / career mentoring (peer and faculty/staff mentoring)
More information about the NAC can be found at: https://science.nrao.edu/opportunities/student-programs/nac/goals