Alaska Middle School Students Construct and Test Bridges at ANSEP

Students and bridges at the Middle School Academy. Image-ANSEP

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program hosted 42 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim school districts at its joint Middle School Academy this February. By igniting an early interest in science, technology, engineering and math, ANSEP Middle School Academy brings science to life. Led by industry professionals, the students used creativity and critical thinking to construct bridges and test their weight-bearing capacity. Students gained real-world insight into science and engineering careers with other interactive activities such as an Arctic wall build, field excursions and earthquake testing.

At the two-week, all-expenses-paid residential component, students experienced living like college students at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. Read the rest of the article and which students were chosen to participate in the February Middle School Academy include here.

Source: Alaska Native News

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