The eighth NSF-sponsored Undergraduate ALFALFA Workshop was held at the Arecibo Observatory on January 11 - 14, 2015. The Workshop is part of the NSF-sponsored Undergraduate ALFALFA Team program to promote undergraduate research within the ALFALFA project. Attendees are given tours of the telescope, and operate it during observing runs. The Workshop was attended by 20 students and their faculty mentors from 13 undergraduate institutions. Evan Smith '16 attended with SLU astronomers Aileen O'Donoghue and Jeffrey Miller. Evan attended the talks, worked in and presented the results of group projects, and had a chance to run the controls of the largest single dish radio telescope in the world.
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