NAC Partner Sites

by Lyndele von Schill last modified Sep 27, 2016

About NAC Partners

The National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) is composed of a number of minority- and majority-serving institutions that share a common goal: to increase the number of underrepresented minority students seeking STEM education and careers. The NAC partner organizations work together, each bringing their own unique strengths, to pair highly motivated students with highly motivated mentors.

Partnerships take a number of forms, and are described briefly below. For more information about partnering opportunities, please contact NRAO's Office of Diversity & Inclusion at

NAC Cohort Sites

Partners that serve as NAC cohort sites agree to provide research opportunities, mentoring and funding for NAC students.  2016-2017 cohort sites include:

  • NRAO (Joyce Johnson)
    • Central Development Laboratory
    • Charlottesville
    • Green Bank/GBO
    • Socorro/VLA
  • Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) (Lou Strolger)
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison (Eric Hooper)
  • York College, CUNY (Tim Paglione)

NAC Partners