AK Summer Research Academy
The Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA), is a program for middle- and high-school students, offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks. ASRA is open to students who will enter 6th through 12th grades in the fall of the current calendar year. Programs are offered in June and July. (ASRA also offers a program for Fairbanks students on Saturdays during the school year.) A brief description of each summer program is listed below. For more details and applications, please visit the ASRA website.
ASRA Residential Program is offered for students who will enter grades 9-12 in the fall of the current calendar year. It takes place on the UAF campus in July. It provides an opportunity for students to live on the UAF campus and work with university faculty, staff and industry professionals. Students choose an academic module and are totally immersed in a single subject for two weeks using a “hands-on minds-on” teaching method rather than lectures and worksheets. Eleven modules are available to choose from. Some modules take students off campus to remote areas of Alaska for field work. Visit the ASRA website to see the full list of modules and descriptions of each. (Note: Biomedicine and Forensics are examples of two health related modules.) The cost of most modules is around $700 with some additional fees that may apply for some modules. Fifteen full scholarships are being offered for rural Alaskan students.
ASRA Day Program is a day program for students entering 6th-8th grades in the fall of the current calendar year. Similar to the ongoing ASRA program, students can choose from nine different modules. Students attend classes from 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays. All modules are held in Fairbanks. There are no housing or dorm accommodations for this program. Most modules will cost $700 with additional fees that may apply for some modules.
Camp dates for 2017:
ASRA Residential Program: TBA at UAF in Fairbanks
ASRA Day Program: July 10-21 at UAF in Fairbanks
The due date for applications for the Residential program is still to be determined.
Applications for Day program are due by March 31.