Student Stories



  • Canyon Lewis

    Engineering student collaborates with Biological Science major to win Dr. Alex Hills Engineering and Civic Engagement Award 

    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.

    Civic Engagement Award Full Story



  • Civil Engineering graduate, Mohamed Niagne (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

    Civil Engineering major graduates with leadership honors

    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.

    Engineering Grad joins Corps of Engineers Full Story



  • Peter Renner

    Graduating Mechanical Engineering student wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    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.

    New NSF Fellow Full Story



  • UAA mechanical engineering professor Matt Cullin with undergraduate research assistant, Keir Johnson

    Mechanical Engineering professor and his student assistant study pipeline longevity

    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.

    Pipeline Corrosion Research Full Story



  • Civil engineering graduate student Euan-Angus Macleod collects data that will play into erosion forecasting statewide.

    Civil Engineering graduate student engaged in studying coastal erosion

    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.

    Graduate Research on Coastal Erosion Full Story



  • Renowned Nordic skier Reese Hanneman, photographed in front of UAA’s Engineering and Industry Building.

    Olympic cross-country skier pursuing degree in mechanical engineering

    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.

    CoEng Olympian Full Story



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    Civil Engineering student selected for Congress-Bundestag (CBYX) Scholarship

    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.

    Student Receives Scholarship Full Story


  • UAA ASCE Student Chapter

    Our students score well at ASCE competition!

  • rocco haro

    Creating His Future

    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.

    Creative Computing Full Story


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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."

    Opera-Singer Launches Robotics Club Full Story


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    Crunching numbers and crushing records

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

    Scholar Athlete Full Story


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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.

    Steel Bridge Competition Full Story!


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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.

    Math Tutoring App Full Story

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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.

    Proud NSF Fellow Full Story

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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.

  • NASA Dive Team

    Student engineers test asteroid anchor at NASA HQ

    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.

    Engineering Students at NASA Full Story


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