2019-2020 Engineering Stories

Virginia Groeschell

Virginia Groeschel Selected as Hooding Ceremony Student Speaker

May 4, 2020

Virginia earned her BS in Civil Engineering from UAA in 2006, is now receiving her master's degree in Project Management, and was selected to be the graduate degree hooding ceremony student speaker. Read about her perspectives on gifting encouragement here.

Kacy Grundhauser

Civil Engineering Student Wins National Recognition

March 2, 2020 

The American Society of Civil Engineers — or ASCE, a national association of professional engineers — recently recognized Grundhauser as one of the 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Collegiate Edition, making her the first Seawolf to receive the accolade. 

LuAnn Piccard

From Hewlett-Packard to UAA

January 21, 2020

A leader in the field of Project Management, Professor LuAnn Picard is committed to passing on her knowledge, and the opportunities that go with it, to students across diverse arenas--from business and industry, to government agencies and non-profits; from health care to IT, and more.

Caixia Wang

Wholehearted Support for Our Students

November 26, 2019

Faced with a temporary hiring freeze, UAA's local engineering community came together on short notice to make sure our Geomatics students were not left out in the cold.


Award-Winning Research

November 12, 2019

Mechanical Engineering professor, Raghu Srinivasan, has recently won awards and grants to continue his work on corrosion in cold climates.

Nicole Sola 

Ready to Launch

November 5, 2019

Electrical Engineering student, Nicole Sola, was selected for an exciting summer internship with the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, spending part of her time participating in an actual launch at their Kodiak launch site. 

Kelsey Frazier

All About the Ice

September 16, 2019

Arctic Domain Awareness Center fellows Seth Campbell (Mechanical and Civil Engineering Alumnus) and Kelsey Frazier, (Mechancial Engineering student) conduct research on ice conditions and are developing an Ice Index. 

PND Engineers

Hiring UAA Engineering Grads Builds a Strong Workforce

September 10, 2019

More than half of PND Engineers, Inc's 100 employees are graduates of UAA's College of Engineering...and that's the way they like it!

Brett Keene

To NASA and Back

August 26, 2019

Electrical Engineering student Brett "Ivan" Keene was selected for a NASA internship this summer, and took full advantage of the opportunity to gain new skills and see a different part of the country.

Summer Engineering Student

Slideshow: UAA Summer Engineering Academies

July 23, 2019

The 2019 Summer Engineering Academies are keeping campus abuzz with activity as elementary, middle and high school students get hands on with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With UAA faculty teaching courses like "LEGO Robotics" and "Structure Destruction," students are learning important concepts while quite literally having a blast.

Henrique Miller

Electrical Engineering student receives Goldwater Award

June 17, 2019

The Goldwater Award is one of the highest academic honors available to an undergraduate student in the STEM fields. His passion for research has helped Henrique Miller earn this prestigious national honor.

Samantha Turner

Geomatics Alumna Starts her own Business

June 10, 2019

Geomatics alumna, Samantha Tanner, has used her know-how  to start her own business, and is reaping the benefits.