A Village in a Lab: UAF Works to Advance Energy Industry


The first thing you notice upon entering the 5,000-square-foot Energy Technology Facility located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus is the bright blue UAF-colored floor and the orderliness of everything inside. All four bays of the world-class energy lab are dedicated to the design and development of practical, cost-effective and innovative energy solutions for Alaska.

The efficiency and effectiveness of the space is a testament to the hours of hard work and years of field experience on the part of the laboratory manager, David Light, and a robust team of researchers working for the Alaska Center for Energy and Power.

Read the full article here.

Source: UAF News and Information

ConocoPhillips Donates $500,000 for Energy Research Facility at UAF

A $500,000 donation from ConocoPhillips Alaska will help complete the fourth floor of the new engineering building at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Read more here.

Source: Alaska Business Monthly.

Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts career in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Alaskans hungry for a career in the culinary arts don’t have to look very far.

Wednesday,  Cari-Ann Ketterling with Alaska Process Industry Career Consortium and Rachel Saul, manager and part-owner of Fire Island Bakery in Anchorage, joined Daybreak to serve up a solution to those looking for a career in the Culinary Arts field.

NANA Management Services has approximately 120 positions open every other month. The majority of them are food service jobs such as catering coordinator, remote kitchen helper and cook. General manager positions in this area can make up to $90,000 per year.

Those looking for training have plenty of training options to choose from across the state.

“There’s training all over the state,” Ketterling said. “AV Tech, KCC, UAA, UAF, training in high school.  There’s high demand and high career.”

Visit NANA’s employment website to check for job openings in food services.

Source: Workforce Wednesday: Culinary Arts career in Alaska | KTVA Anchorage CBS 11

Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute – KMXT Interview

For the fifth year in a row, the Alaska Seafood Processor Leadership Institute convened in Kodiak to guide seafood plant employees through the business and technical sides of the seafood processing industry. Listen to the full story on KMXT.

Source: KMXT 100.1 FM – Public Radio in Kodiak, Alaska