On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.
Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.
Excellence in Geomatics - CRITICAL NEED!
This fund provides support for our Geomatics Department. Due to the recent departure of 2 full-time faculty members, the department has an immediate need for 1 term faculty member and several adjunct faculty to teach required courses this fall. Significant budget reductions/a hiring freeze leave charitable gifts as the only viable source to fund these hires, making this our top fundraising priority at this time.
We are grateful for commitments received so far from generous partners like ConocoPhillips, R&M Consultants, Frontier Precision, Quantum Spatial, John Oswald, Alaska Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Len Story, eTrac, Inc., SurvBase, R.F. Bell and Assoicates, Inc, Lounsbury and Associates, ASPRS Alaska Region, Alaska Surveying and Mapping, Surveyors Exchange, HDL, Karl Spohn, RECON, LLC, Steve Buchanan, Bill Preston, Neil Robicheau, JOA Surveys, 49th Star Surveying, Lavender Survey & Mapping, Amy Orange-Posma, John Schuller, Susan Randlett, Dean Cimmiyotti, Delenora Grey, Christopher Frost, Chris Turletes, Stanton Moll, Windy Creek Surveyors, Thomas Newman, James Sharp, Steven Callaghan, David Parret, Adam McCullough, Gary Gervelis, Timothy Vig, Michael Zieserl, Marguerite Leoni, R&K Land Surveying, Alaska ARC User Group, Blair Parker, Christopher Blitz, Nathan Wardwell, Stanley Brown, Donald Davis, Bryce Myers, George Horton, Samuel Morris, Tallak Maakestad, Max Best, Lanny Kenner, Jonathon Roder, Brandon Hoxie, Paul Brooks, Evan Venechuk, Marlo Foster, Celina Robinson, and Nicolas Srebernak, which (as of 9/4/19) have raised a total of $151,533 towards our immediate goal of $159,000.
You can donate online. (Please note that you will need to do the following on the online donation form: (1) under "designation," please change the selection from the default to "other," and then (2) enter "Excellence in Geomatics" into the field that will appear below.) You may also send a check, payable to UA Foundation, to 1815 Bragaw Street, Ste 206, Anchorage, AK 99508. (Please note "Excellence in Geomatics" on your check.)
Scholarships and Fellowships
One of the highest priorities of the College of Engineering is to offer more scholarships to attract and retain the most talented students and help them graduate on time.
Excellence in Engineering
The Excellence in Engineering fund provides the college with valuable unrestricted funding to allocate resources to the areas of greatest need. Areas that may benefit from this fund include student projects, competitions, purchase of equipment for hands-on education and research, K-12 STEM outreach and activities to ensure student and faculty success.
Support for world-class faculty and research is essential to achieving our goal of making UAA a globally prominent engineering research and education institution. Funding in this area may be directed to startup funds for new faculty, named professorships or chairs or publicly distributed research.
The State of Alaska provided funding for construction of the Engineering & Industry Building, but private support is needed from donors to outfit the new and revitalized building with state-of-the-art equipment for teaching and research. In recognition of generous gifts to the College of Engineering, we are pleased to offer the opportunity to name labs and classrooms in honor of individual donors and industry partners.
DONATIONS AT ALL LEVELS ARE GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED AND RECOGNIZED
For information about how you can get involved, contact Jayna Combs, senior development officer for the College of Engineering. Outright cash gifts, in-kind donations of equipment, multi-year pledges, gifts of assets and planned gifts may be used to provide support. Companies paying taxes in the state of Alaska may qualify for an education tax credit.
To give online please use the link below. If you would like to make a donation via check, please make check payable to UA Foundation, mail to 1815 Bragaw Street, Ste 206, Anchorage, AK 99508. (Please note the designation on the memo line of your check, ie "Excellence in Engineering.")
Jayna Combs | 907-786-1796 | email@example.com