FALL 2011

Theresa Cho (Biology) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award for her project "The Change in Amount of Recovered Recyclables: Standard Versus Novelty Bins" in partnership with East Anchorage High School. She will be working with Gwen Lupfer-Johnson in Psychology.

SPRING 2011

Krista Howard (Social Work) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award for her project "Culteral Experiences of Poverty and Food Insecurity" in partnership with the Food Bank of Alaska. She will be working with Tracy Burke in Social Work.

SPRING 2010

Carey Thissen (undeclared) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award for her project "A Cooperative for Matanuska Valley Produce Farmers" in partnership with Alaska Center for the Environment. She will be working with Shannon Donovan in the College of Arts and Sciences.

FALL 2009

Katie Marquette (Sociology) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award  for her project "Equal Rights/Equal Benefits: An Exploration fo Domestic Partner Benefits and Employment Protections in Alaska's Private Sector" in partnership with the ACLU of Alaska. She will be working with Diane Hirshberg who works with ISER and the College of Business and Public Policy.

SPRING 2009

Shane Lopez (History, KPC) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award for his project "Homestead Recreation Project," in partnership with the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. He will be working with Mike Hawfield in History at the UAA Kenai Peninsula Campus.  

FALL 2008

Heather McIntyre

Heather McIntyre (Education) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award for her project "Global Diversity: Using Four Perspectives to Build Empathetic Citizens" In partnership with the Anchorage School District, elementary school students will participate in a curriculum unit created by Heather. It is geared toward building the four perspectives outlined by the National Council for the Social Studies: personal, academic, pluralist, and global. The intent of this project is to prove that students benefit from early training in diversity and multicultural understanding.  She will be working with Tim Jester and Claudia Dybdahl in the College of Education.   Proposal

 

Rachael Lehmkuhl

Rachael Lehmkuhl (Natural Sciences and Liberal Studies) was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award for her project "Detoxification and Elimination of α-pinene in North American Porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) at the Alaska Zoo."  She will be working with Ann Jache, Liberal Studies, and Don Spalinger, Biological Sciences.   Proposal

 

 

SPRING 2008

Marcus Welker and Kelcie RalphMarcus Welker (Natural Science) and Kelcie Ralph (Economics) were awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award.  They will be studying the policies and political structures that most effectively address climate change by investigating and comparing current policies in Anchorage, Alaska, Tromso, Norway, and Tatabanya, Hungary.  With greater understanding of these policies, they will be returning to Anchorage to work with the Mayor's Chief of Staff David Ramseur to develop a Climate Action Plan for the Municipality of Anchorage.  Abstract  Proposal


 


FALL 2007

Kim BeckfordLiberal Studies major, Kim Beckford, was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award.   She will be working with The Imaginarium Science Discovery Center in Anchorage to assess the newly-developed Yup'ik science curriculum.  She will be working with Dr. Ann Jache, a faculty member in Sociology. Proposal

 

 

 

Donald BallardEconomics major, Donald Ballard, was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award.  Donald will be working with the Alaska Outdoor Council to study a new system for allocating Alaska sheep hunting permits.  He will be working with Lance Howe, a faculty member in Economics.  Proposal

 

 



SPRING 2007

Amanda ChriestGeological Science major, Amanda Chriest, was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award.  She will be researching water quality on Unga Tribal lands that have abandoned gold mines.  She will be working with Professor LeeAnn Munk, a faculty member in Geological Sciences. 
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Art major, Irina Danielsen, was awarded the Undergraduate Research in the Community Award.  She will be working with the State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities to design and install a mural painting to increase driver and pedestrian safety.  She will be working with Professor Kat Tomka, a faculty member in the Art Department.