Award recipient Jarrod Nelson and Dr. Alex Hills This award encourages UAA undergraduates in Engineering to disseminate engineering knowledge and practice for the benefit of society.  For this $2,500 award, undergraduates will initiate a service project that solves engineering and technology-based problems in partnership with local organizations and under the supervision of a faculty mentor.

Why Apply?

  • Have a meaningful experience working with faculty
  • Gain valuable community awareness, particularly in communication with clients
  • Broaden your learning of engineering design within a social context

Need some inspiration? Look here for Potential Project Ideas

Contact for project or award questions:
Judith Owens-Manley, Ph.D.
Director, UAA Center for Community Engagement & Learning

Congratulations to the 2014 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering &
Civic Engagement Award Recipients

Ryan Bergerson photoMarissa Stewart, Nathaniel Cox, Richard Bailey, Jacob Plancich

Faculty Advisor: Aaron Dotson, Dept. of Civil Engineering

Project: Fairview Community Snow Disposal

Meet the past award recipients and learn about their projects

2013 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipients - Alma Abaza & Ryan Bergerson

2012 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient - Forest Knutsen

2011 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient - Jarrod Nelson

2009 Dr. Alex Hills Award Recipient

About Dr. Alex Hills

Find out more about Dr. Alex Hills by reading his Biography.

Listen to the Podcast from Dr. Hills Oct. 12 UAA lecture "The Dawn of Wi-Fi"

Dr. Alex Hills interview - Wireless Andrew at Carnegie Mellon University