Welcome to Alaska NSF EPSCoR
Alaska NSF EPSCoR improves Alaska's scientific capacity by engaging in research projects supported through National Science Foundation and state funds. EPSCoR is in the fourth year of "Fire and Ice," a five-year project to study climate-driven changes to Alaskan wildfire regimes and coastal ecosystems. For more information check out our brochure. You can also view publications and products by Fire and ice researchers and learn about impacts of the project.
The national NSF EPSCoR organization also supports Alaska through other funding streams. Check out this poster for more information on the timeline and structure of NSF EPSCoR in Alaska.
WAISC Travel Award Recipients
Photo courtesy of Sebastian Zavoico.
Alaska EPSCoR granted 11 travel awards for both UA and non-UA affiliates for travel to Dillingham, Alaska to attend the Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC) April 5-6, 2023.
The following applicants were awarded:
Shelby Bacus, PhD Student
Mack Hughes, MS Student
Harmony Wayner, Alaska Sea Grant Fellow
Matthew Scragg, MS student
Reyce Bogardus, PhD Student
Benjamin Americus, Alaska Sea Grant Fellow
Sarah Dempsey, Undergraduate Student
Above: Winning team "Bazinga!" posing with Bus 142 in the High Bay Structural Testing Lab at
UAF's Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Learning and Innovation Building.
Alaska EPSCoR, the UAF College of Engineering and Mines (CEM), and the UAF College
of Natural Science and Mathematics (CNSM) organized Science Olympiad for the first
time at UAF! Students from across Alaska competed in 16 events, ranging from written
subject tests to construction of bridges, planes and trebuchets.
First place winners, Bazinga from Discovery Peak Charter School will go on to compete in the national Science Olympiad at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas on May 19-20.