What to Expect

by Davis Murphy last modified Nov 16, 2016 by Lyndele von Schill

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NAC Summer Experience

What to expect

The NAC cohort program consists of the following key ingredients:

  • Once selected for the program, the incoming NAC students will meet and interact with their NAC site cohort and the entire NAC class virtually (via Zoom) & prepare for the summer research for about 8-10 weeks before arrival to the cohort site.
  • While at the cohort sites, we expect the students to participate in the weekly NAC group meetings and NAC activities. 
  • Following the summer internship experience, students will be invited to the NAC workshop (usually held in September at Howard University). 

Beyond the Summer

  • Over the fall semester, the students are expected to continue their research at their home institution in collaboration with their home faculty member and the NAC mentor in preparation for the AAS meeting. 
  • Additionally the students are expected to remain actively involved with the NAC via regular monthly Zoom 'hang-outs.'
  • NAC students are expected to present a poster, describing their summer research, at the Winter AAS meeting. Students will work with their mentor to design a poster, and submit an abstract in late September to the AAS. The NAC program provides full travel support for students who present at the AAS meeting.