Physicists Inspiring the Next Generation (PING)

The Physics Inspiring the Next Generation (PING): Investigating the Cosmos is a collaboration between the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP), the Green Bank Observatory (GBO), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) to expose traditionally underrepresented minorities to science and engineering with a focus on physics and radio-astronomy.

Launched in 2014, the PING program focuses on multiple levels of the physics and astronomy pipeline, and includes a two week summer program designed to expose middle school students to the fields of physics and astronomy, and an eight-ten week program designed to cultivate interest in physics and (radio) astronomy research for undergraduate students.

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