NRAO SuperKnova




The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Chile

The program offers students from underrepresented backgrounds the chance to conduct research in radio astronomy alongside scientists from NRAO and ALMA at the Joint ALMA Observatory. Its goal is to build lasting mentorship connections that can pave the way for students to pursue advanced academic degrees and professional opportunities. This opportunity is available to undergraduate students currently studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) at universities in Chile. The program spans 10 weeks during the summer, running from early January to mid-March each year. Participants conclude their experience by presenting their research findings through a short talk and submitting a written report. Many of these projects result in publications in scientific journals. 

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Figure 1: A graphic representation of the program. The image was created with CoPilot.

Project Components

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Funding is provided by NRAO and the North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC). NRAO is a facility funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NRAO operates several radio telescopes used for scientific research in radio astronomy, advances technology and instrumentation for radio astronomy, and conducts STEM education programs. You can learn more about NRAO here. The North American ALMA Science Center (NAASC) is a facility dedicated to supporting and enhancing the scientific community's use of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in North America. You can learn more about NAASC here.