Are you interested in undergraduate research? At UAA, there are a number of professors working on research projects with an emphasis in sustainability. These professors are excited to work with undergraduate students that are eager to work on research projects! Click on the picture below to find a list of professors and their interest in sustainability-minded research.
AASHE Academic Research
Click here to see the full report. Includes research projects done by all UAA staff and faculty members in recent academic years that incorporated elements of the AASHE STAR definition of Sustainability.
Click on each highlighted section to get more information about each project.
The institute has several ongoing projects covering three research themes: Ecosystem Studies and Conservation Biology (ESCB), Earth and Climate Processes ECB), and Human Ecology and Native Studies (HENS).
This group is working to develop a Girdwood Renewable Energy Research and Discovery Center through UAA. Field testing of small scale hydroelectric, wind, and tidal power generation systems is proposed to be conducted in the Girdwood area with the goal of providing research, testing, education, training, and consultancy services for small scale renewable energy development and other sustainable low environmental impact technologies across Alaska.
ISER conducts non-partisan research that helps people understand social and economic systems and supports informed public and private decision making. Current sustainability research at ISER includes investigations of Climate Change, Health Care, Energy and Utilities, Fisheries, and Land and Wildlife Studies.
OURS supports academic excellence by providing funding for undergraduate research projects. Students can apply for funding with a faculty mentor or for an independent project. Past sustainability related projects have investigated the carrying capacity of moose populations, a Carbon Baseline Study for the Municipality of Anchorage, and the geochemical impacts of abandoned gold mines.
The RAM group is a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team that investigates a variety of resilience matters in Alaska. Current research includes an investigation of environmental knowledge of Alaskan elders. Other work focuses on agent based modeling and Resilience mapping of social ecological systems.