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PING Student Meets President Obama


PING 2015: Exploring the Cosmos with NRAO student Ava Patino meets with President Obama prior to the October 19th White House Astronomy Night event. PING is in collaboration between the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP http://nsbp.org/), Associated Universities Inc. (AUI), and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) to encourage girls and traditionally underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in astronomy and physics. NSBP President, Dr. Paul Gueye is also pictured in the background. The PING 2015 program was held at the NRAO facilities in Green Bank, WV. For more information visit http://www.aui.edu/news/white-house-star-party/ .

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