Petroleum Engineering Students Succeed at Technofest Competition

Photo courtesy of the Department of Petroleum Engineering.

For the second year in a row, UAF students from the Department of Petroleum Engineering excelled at Technofest, a competition hosted by oil and gas company BP.

Every year at BP offices around the world, challengers and interns have the opportunity to showcase their work for the wider BP community. Competitors must produce a poster to showcase a project or challenge they have been working on, and present it to a panel of judges. The competition was held in July 2018 in Anchorage.

The winners from left to right are Raymundo Lopez, Trevor Jepsen and Keith Robertson.

Source: Petroleum engineering students succeed at Technofest competition – UAF Cornerstone

 

Werner to Discuss Fisheries and Ocean Research Technology

Photo courtesy of Cisco Werner
Cisco Werner stands near the ice edge in Svalbard.
Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: University of Alaska Fairbanks Murie Building auditorium

A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chief science advisor will talk about emerging technologies for fisheries and ocean research from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.

NOAA’s Cisco Werner will present the 2018 Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Keynote Seminar, sponsored by the UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences.

Werner’s presentation in Fairbanks will be in the Murie Building auditorium. Streaming is available at media.uaf.edu.

Source: Werner to discuss fisheries and ocean research technology – UAF Cornerstone

U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits UAF CTC over the Summer

U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan pose for a photo with UAF Community and Technical College students, staff, faculty and community partners in front of CTC’s downtown center. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

On July 1, University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Dan White and Community and Technical College Dean Michele Stalder welcomed U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan to CTC’s downtown center at 604 Barnette St. for a tour. They were also greeted by students and local job creators.

Along the tour, Acosta spoke one-on-one with students, job creators, and CTC faculty and staff. He specifically recognized the variety of over 40, career-focused programs at CTC, which are essential to workforce development in Alaska.

Read the full article here.

Source: U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits CTC over the Summer – UAF News and Information

Skilled Workers: The Backbone of Our Communities and Our Economy

Photo courtesy of UAF Community and Technical College

Throughout the course of our daily lives we depend on the skills and services of others. From bookkeepers, nursing aides, and security personnel to welders, small engine repair, and heavy equipment mechanics, Alaska thrives when there is a dedicated workforce that serves our communities.

You may be surprised to learn that these jobs require some form of post-secondary training, which can be earned through the University of Alaska (UA), now at a reduced tuition rate.

UA is cutting tuition on select occupational programs and career and technical education (CTE) courses by 25 percent. The discount applies to 50 programs and more than 300 courses at all three universities including community campuses. Eligible programs range from pharmacy technology to welding and mine mechanics; many courses can be taken online to accommodate employed Alaskans looking to refresh skills or embark on a new career.

The university is the No. 1 provider of workforce development programs in the state, and training a skilled workforce to meet the state’s needs is one of UA’s top goals. While UA’s tuition is low compared to peer universities in the western United States, its tuition for CTE programs has been considered to be high compared to community college systems Outside.

Read the full article here.

Source: Michele Stalder – Alaska Business Magazine

Alaska Teacher to Join International Arctic Research Expedition

 

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Photo courtesy of Moira O’Malley
Fairbanks teacher Moira O’Malley poses in front of the Arctic research ship Akademik Tryoshnikov, which she will live on for the next 55 days.

Oceanographers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center embark this week for a 55-day research expedition in the eastern Arctic Ocean. This year, Fairbanks elementary school teacher Moira O’Malley will join the team.

“I am ecstatic about this opportunity,” O’Malley said.

O’Malley will write a daily blog, providing updates that are exciting, fun, and written to get youth interested and involved in Arctic research. Her second-graders at Watershed School in Fairbanks will be among many Alaska students and educators following along. Once a week, students will get to ask O’Malley questions about research and life on a 438-foot scientific vessel, the Akademik Tryoshnikov.

Source: Alaska teacher to join international Arctic research expedition – UAF News and Information