Broadening Participation Programs

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ODI creates pipelines for under-represented students to have access to educational, financial, and networking opportunities in order to be able to participate in and contribute to the Radio Astronomy field. ODI takes a multi-faceted approach– working with institutions and individuals to have deep and sweeping impacts. Visit each linked page for further information, including how to become involved in these projects.

  • RADIAL - Through partnerships with universities and other institutions, ODI works towards structural equity, facilitating improved k-12 educational materials, data access, and broadening participation in STEM majors.
  • NAC - Through the NAC program, exceptional undergraduate students, who may have been overlooked through traditional pipelines, participate in research opportunities with financial, mentoring, and peer support.
  • NINE - In the NINE program, graduate students, faculty, or staff affiliated with a university or a research facility, receive training to create a hub that reaches younger learners to educate them, and gets them enthused about Radio Astronomy and other STEM areas.
  • Chile - Undergraduate students participate in internships at the Joint ALMA Observatory in Chile.