Research and Outreach Highlights

Gathering drone footage at the Herbert River for a video about Coastal Margins research.

We've produced a number of videos (also available on YouTubeabout 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.

Video highlights

Videos of events

  • 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 
  • Applying for agency jobs: a November 2021 presentation featuring Chris Siddon of the Alaska Department of Fish & Game and Daniel Esler of the USGS.
  • 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.
  • 2021 EPSCoR Tour Guide Workshop: Zoom science workshop for Interior 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 Seed Grant Workshop: 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.
  • 2020 EPSCoR Tour Guide Workshop: 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
  • EPSCoR Mentoring Workshop: October 2019 workshop by Anupma Prakash
  • Stereotyping and stereotype threat effects on STEM performance and evaluation: September 2019 lecture by Amanda Sesko of the University of Washington Tacoma

PDF highlights

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.

Cartagena de JesusCarla Cartagena De Jesus is a Puerto Rico native and first-generation college student who works as a pediatrician at Fairbanks' Tanana Valley Clinic.

DennettLiz Dennett received a Ph.D in Geomicrobiology and Astrobiology and now works for Amazon Web Services.

FarrugiaThomas Farrugia's marine biology career has taken him from California to the Falkland Islands  to Alaska, where he monitors harmful algal blooms.

GrahamMindy Kim Graham is a UAA grad taking on one of the biggest research challenges around: cancer. 

FoulkesLee Foulkes, a member of the Muckleshoot Tribe, got his degree from UAS with one goal in mind: get a job with the Tribe's fisheries department, where today he works as a marine biologist.

Grant-HoffmanNikki Grant-Hoffman followed a collegiate swimming career with research in Costa Rica and New Zealand before joining the BLM in Colorado.

HughesThomas Hughes is an Alaska Native and first-generation college student who works as an engineer for the Alaska Department of Transportation.

mugJames Campbell's job is literally up in the clouds; the UAF Ph.D. graduate works as a meteorologist for the Naval Research Laboratory, where he models aerosol particles and ice clouds in the atmosphere.