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    Creating His Future

    Having played the piano and composted 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.

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    Opera-singing engineer helps launch robotics club

    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."

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    Crunching numbers and crushing records

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

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    UAA engineering students compete in steel bridge competition

    16 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.

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    Math tutor’s app helps students succeed

    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.

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    Our own NSF Fellow!

    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.

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    Dear Virginia...

    She didn't just accomplish her dream of becoming an engineer – she helped other students become what they wanted to be, too.

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