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Student Field Experiences Fund

ConocoPhillips donation kick-starts the Student Field Experiences Fund

ConocoPhillips recently made a $40,000 donation to the department to help start a long-term initiative to strengthen undergraduate geoscience education at UAA through a new fund to assist students with the costs of attending field trips associated with their geology courses. The new fund is called the Field Experiences Fund and will be used to subsidize geology course laboratory fees that are used to cover the logistical costs of field experiences in the geological sciences curriculum. Our intent is to subsidize field costs by about 50% in order to make classic field areas and type localities in the Lower 48 states accessible to all UAA geology students but which would ordinarily be cost-prohibitive to visit. As a result, UAA students will be provided with opportunities for impactful learning experiences in multiple field locations. Our sincere thanks to ConocoPhillips for their ongoing investment in geoscience education at UAA.

Students in the Field

In order to ensure a long-term investment in field experiences for our students, the Field Experiences Fund will only survive and thrive with help from other donors who are also motivated to invest in our students’ success through an ongoing fundraising campaign. Please help continue this fund and provide our students with the most rigorous and educationally beneficial field-based instruction that UAA can offer. All donors will be acknowledged on a UAA Geology Field Experiences website, including testimonials from our students about the field experiences that were made possible through this fund. Thank you for any contributions you are able to make.

Donors may use one of the following options to give to the new fund:

By Mail

Please include the fund name (UAA Geological Sciences Field Experiences) in the memo section of all checks, which should be made out to the UA Foundation and mailed to:

UA Foundation
1815 Bragaw St, Ste 203
Anchorage, AK 99508

By Phone

Please call our Gift Manager at (907) 786-1953


Online donations can be submitted using this link- after completing the form, please complete the section "Tell Us About Your Gift" where the fund designation can be selected. Choose "Other" and then type in the fund name, #21278 UAA Geological Sciences Field Experiences.