June 2020 Archive

UAA Amazing Stories: Tyler Fox

Biological sciences grad student Tyler Fox and Professor Brandon Briggs are making viral transport media to supply Alaska's COVID-19 testing centers in UAA's new Advanced Instrumentation for Microbiome Studies (AIMS) core facility in the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building.

After earning his degree last fall, and with plans to continue his science education at UAA, Tyler Fox started work early this year as a research technician in UAA’s brand new AIMS Core Facility. He could never have foreseen that by the time the lab opened in March, he would be playing an important role in Alaska’s response to a global pandemic.

2020 Virtual Campus Kick-Off Meeting — Thursday, June 25, 2 p.m.

T-shirt for UAA's 2020 Virtual Campus Kick-Off

Join us on June 25, at 2 p.m. on Zoom to discuss this year's 2020 Campus Kick-Off. Campus Kick-Off is going virtual this year, so we're looking to get input about how we can best let students know everything UAA has to offer, and how to best involve student organizations, UAA departments, non-profits and businesses in the process! What a time!

Creating community in engineering


Scott Hamel, assistant professor in civil engineering of UAA's College of Engineering, was recently one of two recipients in the nation to receive the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, an honor he was selected for by the UAA chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

EPSCoR to hold 'Game Jam' June 22–29

Solstice Game Jam 2020 poster

Alaska NSF EPSCoR is excited to announce it will be hosting an online Game Jam event, in which participants compete to design games – ranging from highly technical code-based video games to classic board games. The “Solstice Game Jam” will run from June 22-29, and is free to enter and open to all ages.

Virtual competitions and events all June

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Alaska Run For Women: Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer with the Nightingales

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Team Nightingales originated in the UAA SON. Our membership extends across the US. Nightingales would like to invite you to join the Virtual Alaska Run/Walk for Women and join our team. We have a goal of 200 members in recognition of Florence Nightingales 200th birthday! The virtual walk/run begins on June 20th and runs through June 27th. Everyone is welcome on Nightingales.


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The FAFSA is the application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS). The priority deadline to file the 2020-2021 FAFSA for the APS is June 30, 2020.

June 10, 2020: Remote Work For Student Employees: A Guide for Supervisors

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Planning to hire student employees for the summer or fall and wondering if remote work is an option for your students during COVID-19? This session will cover HR implications of remote work for student employees, strategies for successful remote work, student staff management, and opportunities to share your experiences or ask questions about supporting student employees during COVID.

The next generation: a legacy of ANSEP and UAA

Katherine Sakeagak

Generations of Katherine Sakeagak’s family have attended and graduated from UAA. Now, it is her turn to carry on the family legacy as she pursues a double major in mathematics and civil engineering.

Congratulations to this year's recipient of the Service-Learning Scholarship!

Congratulations to Lauren Criss-Carboy (International Studies), who received this year's Service-Learning Scholarship for her project, Sustainable Development Service Learning in Beijing, China (original); Culture and Social Movements in Cape Town, South Africa (revised).

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