NAC V Program

NAC V Workshop Program

2017 NAC V Workshop Goals

  • To bring together NAC students, mentors, and representatives from HBCUs, majority universities, professional societies, funding agencies, and observatories, to provide opportunities for networking
  • To give NAC students an opportunity to share their summer research experiences
  • To provide NAC students with workshops on networking and communicating their science to various audiences

Presentations Site

Friday, September 15th

Begin TimeEnd TimeRoom
4:00pm 5:30pm Boardroom
NAC Advisory Board meeting (board members)
4:00pm 5:00pm Duke Grand
Registration & NAC "Headshots"
5:00pm 6:00pm Duke Grand Networking Workshop (Jessica Harris)
6:00pm 8:00pm Patio

Saturday, September 16th

Meeting Space: Duke Ellington Grand

Begin Time End Time Event/Speaker Talk Title
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Networking Breakfast
Breakfast Bar
8:00 AM 8:05 AM Tony Beasley
Welcome from NRAO
8:05 AM 8:20 AM Lyndele von Schill
Overview of NAC Program
8:20 AM Moiya McTier

Moiya McTier

NAC Alum

Undergrad, Harvard

Grad School, Columbia University

Introducing Exotopography
8:40 AM 8:45 AM Anya Raj Overview of Socorro NAC Cohort
10 + 5 Tiffany Christian

Tiffany Christian


Macaulay Honors College at the City College of New York

(Dec. 2017)

Cross Matching as a Strategy to Find Radio Stars
10 + 5 Angelina Gallego

Angelina Gallego

Hampton University


9:15 AM 9:30 AM Lory Wingate Overview of NAC/NINE Synergy
9:30 AM 10:00 AM
Paul Gueye, Al-Amin Kabir & AstroKids RAMP-UP Program & Radio Astronomy 101
Hampton HS Students

Dae'Niya Bradley, Hampton High School

Kaitlin Copeland, Hampton High School

Yannick Gueye, Hampton High School

Cedric Short, Kecoughtan H.S.

10:00 AM
Antonio Porras

Antonio Porras (LinkedIn)

NAC Alum

Grad School, Fisk-Vanderbilt

Fisk-Vanderbilt Bridge Program
10:15 AM
10:30 AM Emmanuel Rowe
Fisk Vanderbilt Bridge Program
10:30 AM 10:45 AM AM Break

10:45 AM 10:50 AM Michael Strauss
Overview of Princeton NAC
10 + 5 Lina Florez

Lina Florez (LinkedIn)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Characterizing Sky Spectra Using SDSS BOSS Data
11:10 AM 11:30 AM Rachel Ivie (LinkedIn) Career Paths in Physics and STEM
11:30 AM 11:45 AM Bert Hawkins
Engineering Opportunities at the NRAO’s Central Development Lab
11:45 AM 12:00 PM Dusty Madison
NANOGrav - Detecting Gravitational Waves with Pulsars
12:00 PM 1:30 PM LUNCH Networking
1:30 PM 1:35 PM Aaron Evans
Overview of NRAO-CV NAC Cohort
10 + 5
Alia Wofford Head Shot

Alia Wofford


Elizabeth City State University

(Dec. 2017)

Radio Observations of M-Dwarf Space Weather

10 + 5
Wesley Red

Wesley Red

South Carolina State University


Probing the Galactic Structure with H II Regions
10 + 5 Maryam Hami

Maryam Hami

(May 2017)

Grad School


Research Interest Statement

Star Formation Rates in Luminous Starbursts

2:30 PM 2:45 PM Jim Ulvestad, Acting Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences The National Science Foundation's Commitment to Diversity
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Robyn Smith
3:00 PM 3:15 PM PM Break
PM Break
3:15 PM 3:45 PM Ron Maddalena A Discussion on Breakthrough Listen’s Role in the Quest for Extraterrestrials
3:45 PM 3:50 PM Lou Strolger
Overview of STScI NAC Cohort

10 + 5


Betsy Hernandez

Betsy Hernandez


(May, 2017)

American Museum of Natural History

10 + 5


Rowland head shot

Danielle Rowland

Columbia University


Research Interests

Data Reduction and Satellite Dwarf Galaxy Characterizations in the SAGA Survey
4:20 PM 4:25pm PM Audra Hernandez NAC V UW-Madison

10 + 5


Charris Gabaldon

Charris Gabaldon

California State University; Chico

(May, 2017)

Searching for Molecular Filaments in the CHaMP Survey

10 + 5


Kelly Sanderson

Kelly Sanderson

Old Dominion University


The Evolution of Neutral Hydrogen in Galaxy Groups
5:00 PM
NAC "Headshots"
5:25 PM 5:35 PM Closing remarks

Sunday, September 17th

Begin Time End Time Event/Speaker Workshop/Presentation

7:30 AM 8:30 AM Student Breakfast

8:30 AM 10:30 AM

Suzy Gurton, Jessica Harris

Communicating Your Science Workshop
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Moiya McTier Talking About My Science
11:00 AM
12:00 PM Ted Hodapp
The APS Bridge Program

12:00 PM
12:05 PM