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 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 joins UAA Mechanical Engineering Program
Freshman Birch Boyer, a recipient of both the U.S. Presidential Scholar and Engineering Dean’s Excellence Awards, will bring 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 graduates with 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.
Congress-Bundestag Scholarship goes to Engineering student
UAA Civil Engineering student, Patricia Jackson, has joined an elite group of 75 American students selected by the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) to spend one year studying, interning and living in Germany.
Opera-singing engineer helps launch robotics club
He's the only mechanical engineering student singing in the chorus of the Anchorage Opera, can combine circuit boards, software and kinematics equations to bring robots to (virtual) life, and he calls Giuseppe Verdi his “homeboy."
Opera-Singer Launches Robotics Club Full Story
Crunching numbers and crushing records
It’s double majors and triple jumps for this singular standout, scholar-athlete Tevin Gladden.
Engineering students compete in steel bridge competition
16 UAA civil engineering students have spent the spring semester designing, fabricating and practicing construction of their steel bridge entry for the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineering Pacific Northwest Student Conference.
Steel Bridge Competition Full Story
Our students score well at ASCE competition!
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.
Our own NSF Fellow!
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 newly minted National Science Foundation graduate research fellow, will explore those questions over the next year, in an effort 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 helped other students become what they wanted to be, too.
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.CoEng partnering with ASD to offer college credit for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) classes
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