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Award Detail

Awardee:PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
Doing Business As Name:Providence College
PD/PI:
  • Joseph S Ribaudo
  • (401) 865-2752
  • jribaudo@providence.edu
Award Date:07/24/2021
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 128,391
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 128,391
  • FY 2021=$128,391
Start Date:08/01/2021
End Date:07/31/2024
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.049
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Collaborative Research: Undergraduate Research Experiences in Extragalactic Radio Astronomy
Federal Award ID Number:2045369
DUNS ID:075704601
Parent DUNS ID:075704601
Program:SPECIAL PROGRAMS IN ASTRONOMY
Program Officer:
  • Glen Langston
  • (703) 292-4937
  • glangsto@nsf.gov

Awardee Location

Street:1 Cunningham Square
City:Providence
State:RI
ZIP:02918-0001
County:Providence
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:01

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:Providence College
Street:1 Cunningham Square
City:Providence
State:RI
ZIP:02918-0001
County:Providence
Country:US
Cong. District:01

Abstract at Time of Award

Undergraduate Research Experiences in Extragalactic Radio Astronomy by the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team (UAT) is a collaborative, multi-faceted program of faculty and undergraduate research at a consortium of 21 diverse U.S. institutions. Through this program, faculty and undergraduates collaborate to pursue frontier astronomy research projects related to the atomic gas content of the universe as detected at radio wavelengths. The primary UAT program components are an annual UAT Workshop and an extended summer research program. In these programs they communicate project science, observing, and data analysis techniques to undergraduate researchers via lectures, observing sessions, and group work. The next three-year phase of the UAT will capitalize on the robust infrastructure and faculty skill set across the 21 institutions to perform radio spectral line observations to trace the atomic gas content of the local universe. Utilizing new collaborations with wide field optical surveys and accumulated radio experience with the ALFALFA (Arecibo Legacy Fast ALFA) survey and follow-up, the UAT empowers faculty and students to be contributors to cutting-edge science and the broader astronomical community. The participating UAT faculty have a shared dedication to involving undergraduate students in research. Faculty and students collaborate across a wide range of public and private colleges, primarily undergraduate institutions. This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.

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