The UAA School of Engineering continues to enjoy steady enrollment growth. Since the turn of the millennia, students choosing UAA for engineering education have increased over 450 percent to our present enrollment of nearly 1200 students, 90 percent of whom are Alaska residents. During that time we have increased our ABET-accredited undergraduate programs, our graduate programs, and our professional continuing education services to meet growing demand in the metropolis of Anchorage, the populous surrounding region, and all corners of the state. The School’s 40 faculty members and our professional staff work hard to hold a high standard of excellence.
The School’s most important priority is to increase its specialized teaching and research space to match the growth of our service. We use our present space well, but need more to improve. Plans are ready to build a new 75,000-square-foot building, along with renovation of the existing 40,000-square-foot Engineering Building and an adjacent new parking structure. The Alaska State Legislature has appropriated half the funds to construct this important educational infrastructure. The second half could be appropriated in 2013 to allow completion of the project in 2016. Support of this endeavor is support for building the future of Alaska by homegrown engineers. Alaska is important to the nation and Anchorage is a great city. They deserve a great university. Please call or write for suggestions of what you can do to help.
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