Seawolf Advisory!

On Dec. 11, our Facilities and Campus Services team was made aware of a pothole that shut down the westbound lanes of Northern Lights Boulevard between UAA Drive and Career Center Drive. It has since been upgraded to a sinkhole, and the lanes will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time while crews repair the damage. We anticipate the closure will extend through the week.

Finals week is a very stressful time for students. Students, please know that your professors have been made aware of the situation. Please communicate with them any delays you may experience due to this issue. We know this is an unexpected traffic challenge. Please take a deep breath. We want you to have a smooth and safe finals week.

Undergraduate Research Grants

2011-2012 Undergraduate Research Grant Recipients

Fall 2011 Grant Recipients

Brody Bessire (Chemistry): "Self-Contruction of Complex Forms: Mimicking Biological Growth as a New Technology for Complex Nano Structures"
Faculty Mentor: Jerzy Maselko, Chemistry
Brody Bessire Proposal

Stephanie Burt (Civil Engineering): "Disinfectant Demand of Sulfur Based H202 Quenching Intermediates After UV Advanced Oxidation of Drinking Water"
Faculty Mentor: Aaron Dotson
Stephanie Burt Proposal

Nathaniel Chriest (Sociology and Environment & Society): "Do Eco-labels Effect Consumer Choice?"
Faculty Mentor: Zeynep Kilic, Sociology
Nathaniel Chrlest Proposal

Andrew Cochrane, Brian Oliver, Elliot Larsen, & Thomas Van Thiel (Engineering): "Measuring Force with the Gum Sounder"
Faculty Mentor: Anthony Paris, Engineering
Andrew Cochrane Proposal

Kaelin Ellis, Grant Birmingham, Lilan Smith, & Julia DelSignore (Mechanical Engineering): "Accelerations of the Head due to Soccer Ball Heading"
Faculty Mentors: Jennifer McFerran Brock and Anthony Paris, Mechanical Engineering
Kaelin Ellis Proposal

Tom Gill (Civil Engineering): "A Practical Thin Shell Concrete Roof Design for Rural and Impoverished Communities"
Faculty Mentor: Scott Hamel, Civil Engineering
Proposal Currently Unavailable

Rebecca Jordan (Chemistry): "Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Trace Metals in Matanuska and Exit Glaciers, Alaska"
Faculty Mentor: John Kennish, Chemistry
Rebecca Jordan Proposal

Ezekiel Kaufman (Justice): "Jury Selection in Alaska: a Qualitative Analysis into the Challenges of Voir Dire in Rural Court Trials"
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Periman
Ezekiel Kaufman Proposal

Jasen Kinter (Computer Systems Engineering): "Self Healing Distributed Overlay for Highly Mobile Applications"
Faculty Mentor: Sun-il Kim, Engineering
Proposal Currently Unavailable

Jessica Ladd (Biology): "Physiological & Behavioral Changes Associated with Arctic Ground Squirrels"
Faculty Mentor: Loren Buck, Biology
Jessica Ladd Proposal

Alyssa Logan (History): "Perpetrators of Genocide"
Faculty Mentor: William Myers, History
Alyssa Logan Proposal

Jordan Love (Sociology): "Gender Stereotypes in Disney Films"
Faculty Mentor: Nelta Edwards, Sociology
Jordan Love Proposal

John Mathot (Biological Sciences): "Determining the Expression Patterns of Transcription Factor MRF4 in Developing Zenopus Laevis Embryos"
Faculty Mentor: Caroline Wilson, Biology
John Mathot Proposal

Joseph Mintz (Psychology): "Hedonic Scaling in the Rat: Towards an Absolute Measure of Reinforcer Value"
Faculty Mentor: Eric Murphy
Joseph Mintz Proposal

Katy Sanders (Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender): "Undergraduate Student' Perceptions of Planned Home-Birth"
Faculty Mentor: Nelta Edwards, Sociology
Katy Sanders Proposal

Kent Spiers (Sociology): "I Am The Same Kid As Yesterday: Youth Homelessness and Sexual Orientation"
Faculty Mentor: Nelta Edwards, Sociology
Kent Spiers Proposal

Nancy Stallings (Fine Art): "Our Bodies, Our Stories"
Faculty Mentor: Garry Kaulitz
Nancy Stallings Proposal

Holly Thorssin (Anthropology): "Archaeobotany of the Central Aleutian Islands"
Faculty Mentor: Diane Hanson
Holly Thorssin Proposal