Hinzman named to lead UAF research

Permafrost hydrologist and longtime professor Larry Hinzman has been selected to serve as vice chancellor for research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Hinzman has served as interim vice chancellor since March 2015.

“UAF leads the world in Arctic research, and our capabilities extend far beyond the North to include every continent, the world’s oceans, the entire atmospheric system, the far reaches of space and deep into the Earth’s mantle. Our physical, biological and social scientists, our engineers and our creative artists are renowned both throughout Alaska and nationally and internationally,” Hinzman said. “I am humbled to serve amongst them and to work with UAF’s faculty, staff and students to resolve the science, engineering and policy challenges facing our state, nation and world.”

Read the full article here.

Source: Alaska Business Monthly

MAPTS Underground Mine Camp Graduation


Mining and Petroleum Training Service (MAPTS) will be graduating a new cohort of underground miners on Monday, February 15th, 2016 at the MAPTS Delta Mine Training Center in Delta Junction, Alaska.

The training facility consists of:
– A 36-person camp with dorms, a kitchen and dining hall, and laundry facility
– Surface shop and storage area
– Dry (change-out facility)
– Surface driving track training grounds
– Underground mine training facility that includes a shop and offices
– Underground and surface mine equipment
– ThoroughTec Cybermine Simulators
– On site Limited Communications systems

Interested in touring the facility and watching live demonstrations? Plan to attend the upcoming graduation. For more information, call (907) 262-2788.

Workforce Wednesday: Welding careers in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Cari-Ann Ketteling with the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium (APICC), and Riley Peck, who currently works in the welding industry, joined Daybreak to talk about career opportunities.

“Welders can make more than $100,000 per year, and companies like Tesoro and Vigor Alaska are currently hiring.”

Video Source: Workforce Wednesday: Welding careers in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

MAPTS Underground Mine Camp Graduation

MAPTSGraduationYou’re invited to join University of Alaska’s Mining and Petroleum Training Service as they celebrate their 36th year of service to the mining industry of Alaska at their November 23rd Underground Mine Camp Graduation.

Additional details and who to contact can be found here.

University of Alaska Fairbanks – One of Five Schools to Receive Mine Safety Grant

MSHA awards $1M in mine safety grants in five states

ARLINGTON, Va. – Thein-a-coal-mine-photograph-photograph-safety-sign-in-a-coal-mine-900x702 U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration today awarded $1 million through its Brookwood-Sago grants program to seven organizations that provide education and training within the mining industry. The funding will develop and implement training and related materials for mine emergency preparedness, and help prevent accidents in underground mines. Click here to read the full announcement.