Professional Development Seminars

The UAA College of Engineering welcomes all students and local engineers to a seminar series which aims to foster collaboration and information exchange among Alaskan engineers. 

Location: At this time, all seminars are offered online only. Use the livestream links below to watch each week's session.

Time: Fridays from 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Seminars will last one hour including Q&A.

Additional Information: Please contact Kenrick Mock at

*PDH CREDIT:  To be eligible for PDH credit, a presentation must be viewed live or within 1 week of the presentation, and the related survey must also be completed/submitted within 1 week of the presentation.

Date Topic Presenter(s) Livestream Qualtrics
PDH Eligible*
9/10/21 Broadband for Rural Alaska - Satellites to the Rescue! Dr. Alex Hills, Distinguished Service Professor of Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Jens Munk, Professor, Electrical Engineering, UAA
Livestream Qualtrics 1.0
9/17/21 Automating Aerial Arctic Seal Surveys with Machine Learning Yuval Boss, NOAA Livestream  Qualtrics  1.0
9/24/21 Location, Location, Location: What Does the Next Big Earthquake Look Like in Anchorage? John Thornley, PE, PhD, Golder Associates Livestream   Qualtrics  1.0
10/1/21 No Seminar  
10/8/21 Cook Inlet Watershed Sediment Budget Natalie Wagner, MSCE Graduate Livestream   Qualtrics  1.0
10/15/21 TBD Steve Wackowski, Alaska Aerospace Livestream   Qualtrics  1.0
10/22/21 TBD TBD Livestream   Qualtrics  1.0
10/29/21 Meandering vs. Braided Rivers: Bank Erosian Challenges Along the Matanuska River Paul Janke, PhD, PE, AK DOT&PF Livestream   Qualtrics 1.0
11/5/21 Gruening Middle School Earthquake Repairs Ellen Hamel, PE, Reid Middleton  Livestream  Qualtrics  1.0
11/12/21 Northern Lights Boulevard Chester Creek Crossing Emergency Repair Erica Jensen, PE, PTOE, Principal, Project Engineer, CRW  Livestream  Qualtrics  1.0