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Undergraduate Research Fellowships offered by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium now open

The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is offering fellowships for undergraduate students who desire a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) related programs and are interested in working on a research project under the supervision of a faculty member who will act as their research advisor.  These undergraduate affiliate fellowships are awarded by the applicant’s college or university.  The amount awarded varies from each institution. Applicants for these fellowships must be full-time undergraduate students of US citizenship.   Female and minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please contact your institution’s representative to inquire about the amount of these fellowships. 

The deadline for students to apply is Monday, October 5, 2020.  Research endorsements and faculty advisor evaluations are due by Wednesday, October 7, 2020.  

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The WV Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT) is now recruiting new college ambassadors

The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team is a statewide program operated out of the Green Bank Observatory that recruits and trains undergraduate ambassadors to bring presentations about current West Virginia science to K-12 classrooms (and get PAID). 

Interested students are encouraged to apply at by Monday, September 14, 2020. Accepted applicants will be invited to the WV SPOT statewide ambassador virtual training September 18-20, 2020. 

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Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) at West Virginia University on November 1-3, 2019

The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) will be held at West Virginia University on November 1-3, 2019.

CUWiA has been formed to celebrate the women in Astronomy in West Virginia and beyond. The idea for CUWiA came about while organizers Olivia Young and Erica Chwalik were attending the 2018 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) . Their experience was such a positive one that it set the idea in motion to start CUWiA to bring women in astronomy together to learn about research and explore career and graduate opportunities. 

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