2017-2018 Student Stories
Cousin Collaboration Converts Footsteps Into Electrical Energy
June 22, 2018
Ralf Pentecostes, an electrical engineering major, teamed up with his cousin, Jonathan Ravana, a construction management major, for a project to develop a floorboard that converts kinetic energy from human footsteps into electrical energy.
Engineering Student Collaborates with Biological Science Major to Win Dr. Alex Hills Engineering and Civic Engagement Award
May 10, 2018
Congratulations to UAA Civil Engineering major, Canyon Lewis, on receiving the 2018 Dr. Alex Hills Engineering and Civic Engagement Award. Canyon, together with Biological Sciences major Claire Lubke, will use the Award to design an autonomous aeroponic garden system. Their research will potentially benefit Alaskan communities by promoting locally grown food to reduce dependence on food being shipped into Alaska.
Civil Engineering Major Graduates with Leadership Honors
May 7, 2018
UAA Civil Engineering graduate Mohamed Niagne has already secured a position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and he also leaves behind an impressive legacy of community service and leadership.
Graduating Mechanical Engineering Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
May 7, 2018
UAA Mechanical engineering student, Peter Renner, has joined the ranks of our nation’s highest achievers, being recognized with a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Mechanical Engineering Professor and his Student Assistant Study Pipeline Longevity
April 26, 2018
Professor Matt Cullin and his undergraduate assistant, Keir Johnson, have used a ConocoPhillips Arctic Science and Engineering Endowment Award to create a tool to study the effects of corrosion on pipelines. By replicating the conditions that can lead to a catastrophic oil spill, they hope to prevent such future disasters.
Civil Engineering Student Selected for Congress-Bundestag (CBYX) Scholarship
April 24, 2018
UAA Civil Engineering student, Patricia Jackson, has joined an elite group of 75 American students selected by the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) to spend one year studying, interning and living in Germany.
Olympic Cross-Country Skier Pursuing Degree in Mechanical Engineering
April 23, 2018
Accomplished cross-country skier, Reese Hanneman, spent his life training for the Olympics - a goal finally achieved with his 14th place showing in the men's 4x10 km relay at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Reese will now focus his energies on continuing his mechanical engineering studies.
Civil Engineering Graduate Student Engaged in Studying Coastal Erosion
April 18, 2018
Euan-Angus MacLeod, a civil engineering graduate student, spent the winter recording ground temperature on the coast just a few miles from campus, in an attempt to help predict the speed of coastal erosion statewide.
August 3, 2017
She didn't just accomplish her dream of becoming an engineer – she helped other students become what they wanted to be, too.
Student Engineers Test Asteroid Anchor at NASA HQ
June 14, 2017
University of Alaska Anchorage students recently traveled to Johnson Space Center in Houston, where NASA tasked them with developing the next stage of space exploration.
Creating His Future
June 7, 2017
Having played the piano and composed music from a young age, there is no doubt that Rocco Haro brings a creative perspective fto everything he does. He's excited to apply this vision and his eventual B.S. in Computer Science to designing financial models for the banking and investment world.
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.