Information for Students

EPSCoR studentsAlaska NSF EPSCoR employs dozens of student researchers throughout the University of Alaska system. We've created a set of materials for students across the system that we hope they will find useful during their EPSCoR experience.

The onboarding packets consist of basic information about the Alaska NSF EPSCoR "Fire & Ice" project; an invitation to contribute to our social media efforts; details about our annual evaluations; and a list of resources at the different UA campuses that you may find useful. The resources are also listed below.

Packets are available for students at :

Below please find lists of on-campus student resources, sorted by campus. The lists are not meant to be comprehensive, but to contain specific organizations and entities that may be particularly useful to EPSCoR's undergraduate and graduate researchers.

Academics and Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship offers undergraduate research grants and funding as well as an annual symposium.

The Learning Commons includes tutoring and support from the Writing Center, Math Lab, Communication Center and more.

The Honors College advances, coordinates, and administers active learning and undergraduate research opportunities for students across the campus.

The Graduate Student Association works to maintain a living wage, adequate health insurance, sufficient resources and administrative support for teaching and research assistants.

The Alaska Federation of Collegiate Science at UAA is a social organization for science majors.

 

Services for specific groups of students

Student Support Services supports first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities through mentoring, assessment testing, assistance with degree planning, and more.

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) improves academic outcomes and increases retention among Native students in STEM fields.

Native Student Services helps Alaska Native students find support, access resources, connect with community representatives, study with classmates, and meet new friends.

The Native Student Council offers cultural education programs, community engagement, collaboration, and volunteerism; while providing students a cohort of support and leadership development.

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society  incorporates the cultural traditions and values of Alaska Natives and American Indians into the pursuit of STEM degrees.

The Black Student Union exists to unite, advance, encourage and inform students of the African Diaspora.

The Multicultural Center promotes academic and personal growth of traditionally underserved students, including programs for African American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American (AHAINA) students ().

The International Student Organization hosts student presentations, cultural video screening, potlucks, conversation tables and mother language lessons.

Disability Support Services empowers, supports, and advocates for students with disabilities by partnering with the University community in the provision of equal access.

Military and Veterans Services provides support for military and veterans and their dependents.


Other services

Career Services offers students and alumni assistance with resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, internship orientations, or career exploration.

The Emerging Leaders Program is a co-curriculum program aimed at developing and enhancing leadership skills and competencies of all students across campus through self-assessment, learning, and practice opportunities.

The Student Health and Counseling Center provides various medical services, counseling, health education, and assistance with student health insurance.

Academics and Research

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity promotes undergraduate research through a variety of funding streams and an annual symposium.

Math Services offers both online and in-person math tutoring.

The Writing Center is a student-staffed tutoring service focused on building writing skills.

The Speaking Center is open to all students, faculty, and alumni in need of help with public speaking, presentations, mock interviews and more.

Residence Life Academic Peer Mentors offer tutoring in a variety of subjects on a drop-in basis or by appointment.

The Honors College is a community of high-achieving students interested in pursuing a rigorous academic experience, in the context of an interdisciplinary and supportive learning environment.

The Biology Graduate Student Association meets monthly to discuss grad student issues, plan events and activities, and socialize.

The Geophysical Institute Graduate Student Association advocates for graduate students in the GI and raises money for graduate student professional travel.

 

Services for specific groups of students

Student Support Services supports first-generation students, low-income students, and students with disabilities through tutoring, mentoring, help with course selection, financial aid information, individual advising, and more.

Rural Student Services offers activities and programs designed to meet the individual needs of Alaska Native and rural students.

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) improves academic outcomes and increases retention among Native students in STEM fields.

The American Indian Science & Engineering Society promotes employment, internships, and graduate school opportunities among Alaska Natives and Native Americans pursuing STEM studies.

The Association for Women in Science raises awareness of and encourages interest in STEM fields and career paths for girls beginning in kindergarten, and supports women in STEM studies and professions.

The Nanook Brotherhood is a formal and informal support network to improve educational outcomes for men of color at UAF.

The Nanook Diversity and Action Center offers mentorship for first-generation students, bystander intervention and suicide prevention training, and more, and also encompasses the Resource and Advocacy Center, which provides confidential advocacy and resource referral to students, staff and faculty survivors of intimate partner violence.

Disability Services provides students with disabilities with access to academic classes and course materials through an interactive accommodation process.

The Department of Military and Veterans Services provides support for military and veterans and their dependents.

 

Other services

Career Services provides students with professional advice, guidance, and networking opportunities to help them build a successful career and business relationships.

The Center for Student Rights and Responsibilities provides support related to student training, safety and prevention programs, student requests for assistance, and other issues important to student success and well-being.

“The Well”, located at 334 Duckering, is a physical and online space on the UAF campus dedicated to activities promoting the happiness and well-being  of students, staff and faculty. Events include daily meditation, and well-being support meetings for graduate students.

The Student Leadership and Involvement Office offers leadership, volunteer experience and student involvement opportunities to foster a lifelong commitment to socially responsible leadership.

Student Health and Counseling provides various medical services, counseling, health education, and assistance with student health insurance.

Academics and Research

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (URECA) provides support for undergraduate research projects, including financial support.

The Learning Center offers tutoring and other support for coursework.

The Writing Center advises students from all disciplines on writing projects.

 

Services for specific groups of students

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) improves academic outcomes and increases retention among Native students in STEM fields.

The Native and Rural Student Center provides a opportunities to gather with peers, receive academic support, and develop leadership skills.

Disability Services empowers, supports, and advocates for students who experience disabilities by partnering with the UAS community in the provision of equal access.

Military and Veterans Services provides support for military and veterans and their dependents.

Other Services

Career Services offers career advising, tests, and resources, job and internship search listings, resumé and interview assistance, and more.

Counseling Services helps students reduce psychological symptoms, cope with life events and increase resilience.

The Health Clinic offers treatment for basic illnesses as well as health testing.