UAA students receive IPY research awards

by Kathleen McCoy  |   

The Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research announced in November, graduate and undergraduate support awards statewide. UAA students received awards for International Polar Year research through a competitive review process in a wide variety of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar issues in physical, biological and social sciences.

CIFAR supports students reaserching areas important to NOAA missions and for capacity building in Alaska. The students who won awards are:

Theresa Rzeczycki - MS student

Effects of an arctic biological pollutant on rare Alaskan habitats.

Kristin Scheidt, MA student

Zooarchaeology and climate change: Implications of high-resolution faunal records from the outer Kenai Peninsula coast, southcentral Alaska

Jeff Mayfield (BS, UAF)/Kalb Stevenson (PhD, UAA)
Do arctic vertebrates defend bone mineral stores during hibernation?

Alice Smith, BA
Cultural identity, geographical attachment, and indicators of behavioral health among Alaska Native students

Their awards totaled $57,658. Congratulations!
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