2016-2017 Student Stories

Nathaniel Cox

Our own NSF Fellow!

May 31, 2017

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.

Chong Kim

We’re creating something out of thin air, making it happen

May 18, 2017

Back when Chong Kim was a child growing up in Taean, South Korea, he dreamed of building a robot to fight bad guys. That early interest in engineering grew into a passion that brought him to UAA, where he graduated in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.

Caiming Li 

Math Tutor’s App Helps Students Succeed

May 8, 2017

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.

UAA ASCE Student Chapter

UAA Students Score Well at ASCE Competition

April 25, 2017

Our very own UAA ASCE students recently competed in the Steel Bridge competition at the Pacific Northwest ASCE Conference. 

ASCE Bridge Assembly

UAA Engineering Students Compete in Steel Bridge Competition

April 18, 2017

Sixteen 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.

Tevin Gladden

Crunching Numbers and Crushing Records

November 14, 2016

It’s double majors and triple jumps for this singular standout, scholar-athlete Tevin Gladden.

Elliot Morris

Opera-Singing Engineer Helps Launch Robotics Club

October 31, 2016

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."