February 1, 2010
March 1, 2010
The NRAO has conducted a summer student research program since 1959, with over 930 participants to date. Each NRAO summer student conducts research under the supervision of an NRAO staff member at one of three NRAO sites (Socorro, New Mexico; Green Bank, West Virginia; Charlottesville, Virginia), on a project in the supervisor's area of expertise. The project may involve any aspect of astronomy, including original research, instrumentation, telescope design, astronomical site evaluation or astronomical software development.
NRAO REU student Sarah Scoles presenting her research to the American Astronomical Society.
The NRAO funds summer research positions in Socorro, NM, Green Bank, WV, and/or Charlottesville, VA. The program, called Research Experiences for Teachers (RET), provides teachers with 8-week internships working with individual astronomers or other NRAO staff on their research. RET participants will be involved in one of several astronomy research projects which involve using radio telescopes to make observations, analyze data, construct instruments or monitor the local interference environment.