2020-2021 Engineering Stories

PMI award recipients on stage at gala event

Engineering Alums Recognized with Prestigious PMI Award

September 22, 2020

Two Project Management program alumnae received highly competitive awards from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading professional association for project managers. Each year, only four recipients out of the 1.8 million worldwide members and credential holders are awarded this honor. 

Dr. Shawn Butler

Geofencing the Arctic

September 1, 2020

Shawn Butler, assistant professor of computer science and computer systems engineering with the UAA College of Engineering, had a 20-year military career as the technical lead on the Global Command and Control System for the Department of Defense, and is putting her knowledge to help protect U.S. waters in the Arctic.

Nicole Knox

UAA Amazing Stories: Nicole Knox

August 4, 2020

Our alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including Nicole Knox, B.S. Civil Engineering '04, civil engineer at R&M Consultants.


UAA & UAF researchers awarded NASA EPSCoR Research award

July 30, 2020

Our very own professor of Mechanical Engineering Raghu Srinivasan and UAF Professor of Mechanical Engineering Lei Zhang have been awarded the NASA EPSCoR Research Award for their research on corrosion in cold regions.

Nick Armstrong

UAA Amazing Stories: Nick Armstrong-Crews

July 8, 2020

Our alumni find many ways to stay connected and give back to their community, including Nick Armstrong-Crews, B.S. Computer Science '03, B.S. Mathematics '04, B.S. Natural Sciences '05, senior software engineer at Google.

Onya Enkhbat

Enhancing Diversity at UAA, one Student at a Time

June 18, 2020

Senior Civil Engineering student, Onya Enkhbat, is one of three recipients of the UAA Student Diversity Award. Enkhbat reflects on her initial resrvations about choosing a career in engineering, and her experience in finding supports on campus through student organizations and internships. 

Scott Hamel

Creating community in engineering

June 15, 2020

Scott Hamel, assistant professor of Civil Engineering, understands the impact of hard work and careful mentorship. In recognition of his dedication and labor, ASCE has selected him as one of two recipients in the nation to receive the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

Katherine Sakeagak

The next generation: a legacy of ANSEP and UAA

June 9, 2020 

Katherine Sakeagak, a double major in Mathematics and Civil Engineering, reflects on how the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) and UAA’s campus have felt like home ever since she was a baby.