Sen. Lisa Murkowski visits University of Alaska maritime training center

Sen. Murkowski tours UAS Ketchikan Maritime Center Welding Lab.

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski last month toured the University of Alaska Southeast Maritime Training Center, which has been training mariners for more than 30 years, in support of the maritime industry.

The center is located on the water in Ketchikan and includes a welding lab, navigation simulator, and diesel and electronics labs.

Murkowski expressed support for Alaska’s maritime industry when she visited, thanking faculty members for providing “valuable training opportunities for Alaskans,” the university said in a statement.

With more than 70,000 workers in the state’s maritime industry, nearly all Alaskans depend in some way on the maritime economy, the senator said.

The state is highly dependent on shipping for imports of food and other goods, as well as exports for oil, seafood and minerals.

Alaska’s economy is also dependent upon water transportation, bringing visitors on cruise ships, managing ports and harbors, traveling on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system, and maintaining the equipment and machinery essential to villages, towns and cities.

Through the Maritime Training Center, students can advance from deckhand to third mate, preparing to handle responsibilities of limited-tonnage vessels and take on duties of an officer or owner.

The Qualified Member of the Engine Department credential offers students additional opportunities to advance in the maritime industry.

A well-rounded college career

UAA civil engineering senior Kacy Grundhauser was recently recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of the 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Collegiate Edition, making her the first Seawolf to receive the accolade. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

In her four years at UAA, civil engineering senior Kacy Grundhauser has achieved an impressive amount on top of her challenging degree. To top it off, the American Society of Civil Engineers recently recognized her as one of the 2020 New Faces of Civil Engineering – Collegiate Edition.

Read the full article here.

Source: A well-rounded college career – UAA Green & Gold

Getting a Taste of the Dietetics Industry

After coming to the U.S. from Ukraine to perform with the Russian Circus on Ice, Oksana Deyneka, B.S. Dietetics ’19, moved to Alaska to pursue dietetics at UAA. Now nearing the end of her internship rotations, she is looking ahead to seeing how her new career can benefit the community. (Photo by James Evans / University of Alaska Anchorage)

As a lifelong ice skater, Oksana Deyneka has always known the role nutrition plays in an individual’s performance. Now as a dietetics alumna, she also knows how proper nutrition can benefit an entire community.

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Source: Getting a taste of the dietetics industry – UAA Green & Gold

Alaska Health Education Summit

This event, formerly known as the WWAMI Pre-Med Summit, is expanding its reach to include two tracks with health career exploration and health graduate program exploration. It is also available via distance!

To register, visit: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/academics/college-of-health/college/news/health-education-summit/

Up-and-coming fishermen meet with legislators at summit -The Cordova Times

Sen. Gary Stevens meeting with fishermen from Kodiak and Prince William Sound. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Haisman

Eight scholarship recipients traveled to a fisheries training and networking event in Juneau, where they met with lawmakers, scientists and fisheries officials.

Source: Up-and-coming fishermen meet with legislators at summit -The Cordova Times