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WVU Senior Design / Undergraduate Research Projects

by Davis Murphy last modified Sep 25, 2015 by Richard Prestage


The National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia, operates the world premiere astronomical telescope operating from centimeter to millimeter wavelengths.   The Observatory has an active astronomy and engineering research and development program ranging in areas from digital, mechanical, structural, computational, and software engineering.  The laboratories, utilities and support facilities make it an attractive location for a variety of research experiments, and it serves as the field station for several university-based research teams.  The Observatory is also a major resource for STEM education and public outreach and is used for an extensive array of programs in education and public outreach, and for the training of science and engineering students and teachers.

NRAO Green Bank offers students in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and the Department of Physics and Astronomy at West Virginia University the opportunity to carry out their Senior Design / Research Projects co-supervised by a faculty advisor and an NRAO Green Bank Staff Member. Projects may focus on topics in a wide variety of areas from Astronomy, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and will be directly relevant to the ongoing operations of the GBT.

Potential student projects are described in this document, although other topics may be possible by mutual agreement.

If you are interested in performing a Senior Design Project in collaboration with the GBT, please contact Richard Prestage, Maura McLaughlin or Natalia Schmid.