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STEM Educational Resources For Students

Wanna command a giant radio telescope? SKYNET is a distributed network of robotic telescopes operated by students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The network began operation in January 2006 in Chile. Since then, several more telescopes in the U.S. and Europe have been integrated into the network, including our 20-meter telescope at Green Bank, the very first radio telescope on the network.

Pulsar Search Collaboratory
The Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) is an out-of this-world opportunity for science teachers and high school students to join an international team of astronomers in searching for new pulsars! All STEM  teachers  in grades 8-12, and their students, 13 and up, are encouraged to apply!  The PSC is a national program, funded by the National Science Foundation.

West Virginia Governor’s School for Math & Science
8th grade students from West Virginia learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in an intensive, 2-week summer program that engages them in scientific research.

Undergraduate Summer Student Research Assistantships
Partially funded by the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, Students spend the summer in Virginia, West Virginia, or New Mexico working with an NRAO advisor on a research project. Open to undergraduates and graduating college seniors.

Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program
Undergraduate engineering, applied physics, or computer science students spend two or three semesters working in cooperation with their academic institution and the NRAO technical staff in Virginia, West Virginia, or New Mexico on a project at the forefront of technology.

NRAO Student Observing Support Program
Support of graduate and undergraduate students at U.S. universities to conduct research with the GBT, VLA(HSA) and VLBA.

Graduate Summer Student Research Assistantships
Open to graduate students who wish to spend the summer working with an NRAO advisor on a research project.

Graduate Student Internship Program
Short-term internships for graduate students pursuing research in radio astronomy or related fields with an NRAO advisor.

Pre-Doctoral Research Program
Provides two years of support for Ph.D. students in radio astronomy, engineering, or computer science to do their thesis research under the supervision of an NRAO scientist or engineer.

Essential Radio Astronomy (ERA)
An on-line one-semester course intended for astronomy graduate students and advanced undergraduates with backgrounds in astronomy, physics, or engineering.

Pocahontas County Science Fair
The Green Bank Science Center is hosts a county-wide Science Fair. Check here for more information!

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