A critical goal of our Center is to bring our work to the general public and to K-12 students.
WV Space Public Outreach Team: The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT) inspires an appreciation of STEM and STEM careers in K-12 students through the delivery of interactive presentations by undergraduate students, which highlight innovative science and engineering research in the Mountain State.
little green men: little green men is a documentary film about high school students searching for pulsars (a certain type of collapsed star) using radio astronomy data from West Virginia's Green Bank Telescope through the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC).
BlackHoles@Home: GWAC member and WVU researcher, Dr. Zachariah Etienne, is leading a global volunteer effort titled BlackHoles@Home. Utilizing their own home computers, citizen scientists can assist the scientific community in unlocking the secrets contained in gravitational waves observed when black holes collide into one another. The data collected from the collision of binary black holes will help researchers better interpret the data. The project recruits volunteers to help advance the understanding of black holes by running collision simulations from their own home computers.
Activities & Events
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell Public Lecture - WVU Ming Hsieh G21, Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 7 pm
- Conference for Undergraduate Women in Astronomy (CUWiA) at West Virginia University on November 1-3, 2019
- 'little green men," a documentary about the Pulsar Search Collaboratory, at The Clay Center for Arts & Sciences on March 20th at 6 pm
- STEM Speaker Series: Waves of the Future with Maura McLaughlin - September 14th at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater