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2021-2022 Engineering Stories

Kenrick Mock

CoEng Dean Kenrick Mock is excited to create new opportunities for students

August 4, 2021

It’s been a busy two years for Kenrick Mock, professor of computer science in the College of Engineering (CoEng), who stepped into the role of dean in fall 2018. Mock joined UAA in 2000 as a professor of computer science and recently accepted the position of dean with the college and is excited to continue the college's work, goals and mission.

Summer Engineering Camp Lego Robot & Student

The virtual advantage: Summer Engineering Academies expand access and programming

June 29, 2021

Each summer, hundreds of students from Anchorage and Mat-Su sign up for a week-long summer camp with UAA’s College of Engineering (CoEng) Summer Engineering Academies. The week-long camps are geared toward students from third to 12th grade, provide hands-on instruction in STEM, and are designed to encourage local youth to explore the field of engineering.

ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building

ConocoPhillips donation advances high performance computing at UAA

June 21, 2021

This summer, a large high-performance computing (HPC) cluster donation from ConocoPhillips to the UAA College of Engineering (CoEng) goes live, concluding a high-tech collaboration years in the making. This upgrade is especially beneficial for running artificial intelligence and data science programs, both of which require massive computing power that can strain smaller systems.