University of Alaska Anchorage
From Hewlett-Packard to UAA College of Engineering
A leader in the field of Project Management, Professor LuAnn Picard is committed to passing on her knowledge, and the opportunities that go with it, to students across diverse arenas--from business and industry, to government agencies and non-profits; from health care to IT, and more.
Wholehearted Support for Our Students
Faced with a temporary hiring freeze, UAA's local engineering community came together on short notice to make sure our Geomatics students were not left out in the cold.
Mechanical Engineering professor, Raghu Srinivasan, has recently won awards and grants to continue his work on corrosion in cold climates.
Ready to Launch
Electrical Engineering student, Nicole Sola, was selected for an exciting summer internship with the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, spending part of her time participating in an actual launch at their Kodiak launch site.
Hiring UAA Engineering Grads Builds a Strong Workforce
More than half of PND Engineers, Inc's 100 employees are graduates of UAA's College of Engineering...and that's the way they like it!
To NASA and Back...
Electrical Engineering student Brett "Ivan" Keene was selected for a NASA internship this summer, and took full advantage of the opportunity to gain new skills and see a different part of the country.
Our Own Goldwater Awardee!
The Goldwater Award is one of the highest academic honors available to an undergraduate student in the STEM fields. His passion for research has helped Henrique Miller earn this prestigous national honor.
Geomatics Alumna Finds Her Skills in High Demand
Geomatics alumna, Samantha Tanner, has used her know-how to start her own business, and is reaping the benefits.
Congratulations to UAA's College of Engineering Class of 2019!
Best wishes to all of our newly minted engineers, and computer science, project management and geomatics professionals! Pictured are just a few of the 195 total College of Engineering graduates from this academic year.
UAA College of Engineering Students to Compete at NASA Rocket Competition
An all-women group of UAA Engineering students combined their individual expertise to build a rocket capable of surpassing the speed of sound, as they head off to compete at the NASA High Power Rocket Competition in Minnesota.
UAA Engineering Faculty and Students Take Home the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Dr. Raghu Srinivasan and his mechanical engineering students--Breton Henry, Ezra Adams, Jarek Halat, Jasper Jackson and Aaliq Rowland--on their National Association of Corrosion Engineers International (NACE) 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award. The team created an adjustable atmospheric corrosion test rack to study corrosion in extremely cold climates to win the award.
UAA Robotics Club Advances to 2019 University Rover Challenge (URC) Finals!
UAA's Robotics Club earned the right compete at the 2019 University Rover Challenge (URC), May 30 - June 1 at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) in Utah! Their hard work placed them among 36 finalists selected after the most competitive review in the competition’s history.
UAA ASCE Student Chapter Scores Big at Regional Steel Bridge Competition; Moving On to Compete at Nationals!
Congratulations to our UAA Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers for placing 3rd overall and 1st in Aesthetics (for the third year in a row!) at their Regional ASCE Steel Bridge Competition. Their stellar performance has earned them a spot at the 2019 National competition on May 31st. Stay tuned!
Taking his Talents Abroad by Earning a Prestigious Congress-Bundestag Scholarship
Congratulations to UAA CoEng Alumnus Kohl Keil (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’18), for receiving the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Award. Keil will spend a year studying, interning and living in Germany.
College of Engineering Alumnus Working on Self-Driving Cars for Google/Waymo
Nick Armstrong-Crews, UAA College of Engineering alumnus and current Senior Software Engineer for Google/Waymo, recently brought his considerable experience in robotics and machine learning to his Keynote speech for the Undergraduate Research & Discovery Symposium. Armstrong-Crews addressed an enthusiastic audience of faculty, students and guests on the topic of “Self-driving Cars are Here and They’re Awesome!”
Graduating Civil Engineering Student Models Leadership for Future Engineers
As Civil Engineering Student Christina Young prepares to leave UAA for a career as a water/wastewater engineer, her leadership as President of UAA’s chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and her work with the UAA Summer Engineering Academies will be appreciated for years to come.
Twice the Celebration for Father and Son Fall 2018 Graduates
For Mike and Chase Walling (M.A. Engineering Management and B.S. Construction Management, respectively), the road to their 2018 Fall Commencement Ceremony was long and challenge-filled, but it paid off with both father and son celebrating a rare family event.
MS, Project Management Graduate (2018) Taking Lessons Home to Mongolia
Mongolian native, Badam Baatarbileg, Fall 2018 graduate (MS, Program Management), offers advice to future UAA students, and looks forward to using what she's learned to have a positive impact on economic development in Mongolia.
UAA Engineering Alumna Making a Difference Through Airport Design
For UAA alumna Carla Baxley, graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering (’01) meant she could work in an exciting field while providing for her family. Eventually, Baxley discovered that her career would extend to positively impacting families living in Alaska’s off-road communities through Airport Design.
Engineering Professor Creates Dramatic Visualizations of Scientific Data for UAA Planetarium
UAA Engineering Computer Science Professor Dr. Frank Witmer has used his impressive background in math, computer science and geography to create visualizations of UAA’s EPSCoR grant (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) data--a project examining how urbanization, economics, climate and recreation have affected the local watershed of six Alaskan road-accessible communities.
UAA Engineering Professor Helps Research Spread of Invasive Freshwater Plant
UAA Engineering Computer Science Professor Dr. Frank Witmer has teamed up with ISER researcher Dr. Tobias Schwoerer and UAA Honors student Devin Boyle to investigate how Elodea, an invasive freshwater plant, is being spread across Alaska by floatplanes.
UAA Engineering Professors Awarded PHMSA Research Grant
Congratulations to Professors Matt Cullin, Raghu Srinivasan and Todd Petersen on receiving a research grant from the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The $299K award will fuel research addressing the prevention and mitigation of pipeline corrosion.
Presidential Scholar Part of UAA Mechanical Engineering Program
Birch Boyer, a recipient of both the U.S. Presidential Scholar and Engineering Dean’s Excellence Awards, brings his impressive background of academic achievement and community involvment to UAA's Mechanical Engineering program.
Collaborative Work Wins Civic Engagement Award
Congratulations to UAA Civil Engineering major, Canyon Lewis, on receiving the 2018 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering and Civic Engagement Award. Canyon, together with Biological Sciences major Claire Lubke, will use the Award to design an autonomous aeroponic garden system. Their research will potentially benefit Alaskan communities by promoting locally grown food to reduce dependence on food being shipped into Alaska.
Civil Engineering Major Attains Leadership Honors
UAA Civil Engineering graduate Mohamed Niagne has already secured a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he also leaves behind an impressive legacy of community service and leadership.
Congratulations to Our Latest NSF Fellow!
UAA Mechanical engineering student, Peter Renner, has joined the ranks of our nation’s highest achievers, being recognized with a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Researching Pipeline Corrosion and Longevity
Professor Matt Cullin and his undergraduate assistant, Keir Johnson, have used a ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award to create a tool to study the effects of corrosion on pipelines. By replicating the conditions that can lead to a catastrophic oil spill, they hope to prevent such future disasters.
Coastal Erosion Research Gives New Meaning to "Cutting Edge"
Euan-Angus MacLeod, a civil engineering graduate student, spent the winter recording ground temperature on the coast just a few miles from campus, in an attempt to help predict the speed of coastal erosion statewide.
Olympic Skier Pursuing Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Accomplished cross-country skier, Reese Hanneman, spent his life training for the Olympics - a goal finally achieved with his 14th place showing in the men's 4x10 km relay at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Reese will now focus his energies on continuing his mechanical engineering studies.
Crunching Numbers and Crushing Records
It’s double majors and triple jumps for this singular standout, scholar-athlete Tevin Gladden.
Math Tutor’s App Helps Students Succeed
One of our students has created an app to allow Math lab managers to access real-time information about their tutoring resources, the number of students visiting the lab, and what those students want — pinpointing strengths and weaknesses to lay groundwork for the future.
One of Our Own NSF Fellows!
In rural Alaska, being able to use “Structural Insulated Panels” to build homes is a godsend. But how do they hold up under pressure and over time?
Nathaniel Cox, a UAA civil engineering graduate and National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, focuses on research to help people better their communities.
Creating His Future
Having played the piano and composed music from a young age, there is no doubt that Rocco Haro brings a creative perspective fto everything he does. He's excited to apply this vision and his eventual B.S. in Computer Science to designing financial models for the banking and investment world.
She didn't just accomplish her dream of becoming an engineer – she also helped other students realize their own dreams.
Testing asteroid anchor at NASA HQ
University of Alaska Anchorage students recently traveled to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where NASA tasked them with developing the next stage of space exploration.
College of Engineering
At the University of Alaska Anchorage, you can pursue your dream of becoming an engineer or computer scientist while living in Anchorage--the business, industrial, cultural, and recreational center of Alaska. Located near all major Alaskan employers of engineering talent, 74% of our job-seeking students have jobs before they graduate!
As an undergraduate, you can pursue Bachelor's degrees in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or Geomatics (Surveying and Mapping), and graduate degrees Project Management, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering. We also offer collaborative degrees in Chemical Engineering (with WSU), and Mining and Geological Engineering, and a PhD in Engineering with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The Alaska Department of Labor has projected the state will need 300 new computer and engineering professionals annually through 2022 -- 96 new positions and 204 to replace retirees. UAA's College of Engineering is committed to producing cutting-edge graduates ready to energize the state's growing engineering community.
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