Friday, February 11, 2011

Have you liked us on Facebook yet?

If not, you should! So much great news and information is shared through the UAF Facebook Page. Here's the address:

Today's Facebook post of the day:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Alaska Summer Research Academy (ASRA)

The Alaska Summer Research Academy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will be accepting applications Feb. 14-28 for the 2011 academy.

ASRA is part of the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics. The academy provides hands-on, experiential learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields for students in middle and high school. Students attend one module for the entire two weeks. Classes are small, with eight students and two instructors. The ASRA staff includes UAF faculty members and graduate students, MIT instructors and industry professionals.

Highlights this year include:

* Sixteen residential modules, ranging from biomedicine to paleontology to “sounds of science”

* ASRA advanced module at the Kasitsna Bay Research Lab near Homer

* A new partnership with the Discover Design Research program at the University of Alaska Southeast provides an additional three modules.

* Ten full tuition and travel scholarships courtesy of New York Life for students in rural Alaska

* ASRA Jr., a new day program for students entering seventh and eighth grades

Applications will only be accepted Feb. 14 - 28, 2011. Visit for more information.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS:  Jeff Drake, ASRA director, at 907-474-7077 or


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Nanooks to Feast on Seawolf Tacos

The rivalry between the Alaska Nanooks and the UAA Seawolves is never greater than during the Governor’s Cup hockey game. This year, the University of Alaska Fairbanks is kickin’ it up a notch by hosting a seawolf taco feed the night of the game in Fairbanks.
While the seawolf is the mascot for the University of Alaska Anchorage, it is also the common name for the edible Atlantic wolf fish. On Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 members of the community are invited to attend a seawolf taco feed. For more information: