Thank you for your interest in PING- Exploring the Cosmos with the NRAO, July 24-August 6, 2017 at the Green Bank Observatory in Green Bank, W.Va.
Physics Inspiring the Next Generation (PING): Investigating the Cosmos is a collaboration between the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), the Green Bank Observatory and Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) to expose traditionally underrepresented minorities (URM) to science and engineering with a focus on physics and radio-astronomy. While the program targets specifically two White House initiatives, My Brother's Keeper which is working to address the education needs of young men of color, and a second effort to promote interest in science among girls, all current 8th graders are welcome to apply.
Students will be on location in Green Bank, immersed in the research activities of this national research center. While in residence, students will work in small teams supported by an undergraduate student mentor and a staff scientist (astronomer, physicist, engineer, etc.) to conduct research by observing the universe with a 40-foot diameter radio telescope. Supplemental educational activities, including bench experiences building electronic circuits, and coding activities complement the primary research theme. In addition, fun whole group activities like swimming, hiking, and biking take place on the Observatory campus under the supervision of staff.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION AND ALL FORMS is extended to May 31, 2017