Research and Outreach Highlights
We've produced a number of videos (also available on YouTube) about our research and outreach efforts. We’ve also recorded several of our events. In addition, there are also a number of video and PDF highlights available from our previous research project, Alaska ACE.
- Wildfire and Chinook Salmon: Overview of research into how fire debris flushed into waterways could impact juvenile salmon development (there's also an interactive map of the sites in the video)
- Sampling by Packraft: recap of a pair of float trips an EPSCoR grad student undertook to collect water samples on the Wosnesenski River
- Fire & Ice Project Overview: a brief animated introduction to our current research project
- The McKinley Fire - Rebuilding and Lessons Learned: Area residents and fire crews discuss the 2019 McKinley Fire and what they've learned from the experience
- Coastal Margins Research: An overview of Fire & Ice research in Lynn Canal and Kachemak Bay
- Dev Space Development Tools: A fun demonstration of some of the visualization capabilities of the EPSCoR Dev Space
- Introduction to Hyperspectral Imaging: An animated overview of an F&I remote sensing effort
- Girls on Water Summer 2019: A description of a scientific expedition for high-school girls
- Kasitsna Bay 360 tour: An introduction to our Kachemak Bay research base
- Jakalof River time-lapse: Footage of a Coastal Margins research site from summer 2019
- Grewingk Glacier Lake time-lapse: Footage of a Coastal Margins research site from summer 2019
- Fire and Ice drone demo: A compilation of summer 2019 UAV footage of F&I research
Videos of events
- Building NFTs for Academic Environments: A May 2022 workshop discussing NFT’s (non-fungible tokens) and blockchain technology
and how they can be used to further academic goals
- “Visualizing Science: Communicating concepts through graphic design" (password: G8hK+xAn): a May 2022 webinar on design topic. Also available is a follow-up webinar(password: U2f?bxX).
- Four Student Ambasssador presentations to help grad students learn about career opportunities:
- Working with nonprofits (passcode: e0?B&&X*)
- Research careers outside academia and resume writing (passcode: +Aq5!yHm)
- The NOAA Corps(passcode: 674L#=YG)
- Applying for agency jobs
- Glaciers to Wine Science Pub: an informal May 2022 presentation about glacial origins of wine terroirs featuring EPSCoR graduate student Jordan Jenckes and sommelier Cara Patricia
- Wildfire and Wine Science Pub: An informal November 2021 presentation about wildfires and their impacts on the
wine industry, a well as on specific wines
- Data Management Workshop(passcode: eYzQ*c.5): A November 2021 seminar on using EPSCoR's data management software
(we also have a set of videos available about the software)
- A three-part Animation Workshop from October 2021 that focused on the free software Blender
- 2022 EPSCoR Tour Guide Workshop: A May 2022 Zoom science workshop for Alaska tour guides, including presentations on climate change by Rick Thoman; on glaciers by Eric Klein ; on the aurora by Omega Smith; on salmon by Molly McCarthy-Cunfer, and on wildfires by Alison York
- 2021 EPSCoR Tour Guide Workshop: A May 2021 Zoom science workshop for Alaska tour guides, including presentations on climate change by Rick Thoman, glaciers by Eric Klein, volcanoes by Brandon Browne,Bears by Marian Snively, and the aurora borealis by Omega Smith
- 2020 EPSCoR Tour Guide Workshop: A May 2020 Zoom science workshop for Interior Alaska tour guides, including presentations on weather and climate by Rick Thoman, permafrost by Jessica Garron, wildlife by Todd Brinkman, fires by Alison York, and the aurora borealis by Mark Conde
- 2020 EPSCoR Seed Grant Workshop: A Zoom workshop about our EPSCoR seed grant program, including information on applying and what sorts of projects that science leads are looking for; use password !84K8JUG to view
- EPSCoR Mentoring Workshop: An October 2019 workshop by Anupma Prakash
- Stereotyping and stereotype threat effects on STEM performance and evaluation: A September 2019 lecture by Amanda Sesko of the University of Washington Tacoma
- Partners in the Sky: A pair of collaborations between F&I and the Tanana Chiefs Conference
- 2021 Seed Grant Award winners: Recipients of funding for research projects
- COVID Challenges: Coastal Margins researchers discuss conducting fieldwork during a pandemic
- Eyes in the Sky: How Boreal Fires researchers are aiding Alaskan fire crews in data collection
- 2020 Seed Grant Award winners: Recipients of funding for research and outreach projects
- Student Stewards: A graduate class on “Children as Cultural Change Agents”
- Getting Down to Business: Highlights of the 2019 Alaska Startup Weekend
- A Cowee Encounter: Initial efforts to establish F&I stream monitoring
Faces of STEM
EPSCoR is showcasing the unique characteristics that Alaskans bring to STEM by sharing a series of interviews with former University of Alaska students in successful STEM careers.
Carla Cartagena De Jesus received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from UAF and works as a pediatrician at Fairbanks’ Tanana Valley Clinic.
Liz Dennett got her bachelor’s in Geology and Earth Science at UAA and builds cloud-based solutions for Amazon Web Services.
Thomas Farrugia earned his doctorate in Fisheries at UAF and now monitors harmful algal blooms for the Alaska Ocean Observing System.
Mindy Kim Graham got her bachelor’s in Chemistry from UAA and works as a postdoctoral cancer researcher at Johns Hopkins.
Lee Foulkes received a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology from UAF and has a job as a Program Support Biologist for the Muckleshoot Tribe in Western Washington state.
Nikki Grant-Hoffman's Ph.D in Ecology at UAF led to a career as an Ecologist and Science Coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado.
Thomas Hughes earned his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering at UAF and is now an engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation.
James Campbell received a doctorate in Atmospheric Sciences from UAF and is a meteorologist for the Naval Research Laboratory.
Shawn Takak turned an Engineering B.S. from UAA into a career improving village infrastructure with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Sigrun Hreinsdottir received her Ph.D in Geophysics from UAF and now studies earthquakes and volcanoes in New Zealand.