226 Alaskan students awarded and supported between 2015 - 2021

$1,726,157 in direct student support awarded between 2015-2021

62 Interns placed with NASA centers and Alaska Industry partners between 2015-2021

92% of graduates from 2015-2021 now employed in STEM fields or pursuing advanced STEM degrees

Funding Opportunities

What Our Students Say

The funding allows me to take samples that were otherwise outside of my budget range to validate an underway optics instrument. 

This grant laid the foundation for my PhD project and provided preliminary results that lead to another NASA grant with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory Science Team. I have now passed my defense and successfully published one paper related to this work with a second paper in review.

Impact

Devin Hahne - NASA Profile

While growing up, Devin Hahne was inspired by stories his father shared about aerospace corporations. Later, the Alaska Space Grant Program -- and a NASA internship -- taught him that he, too, could pursue a career in aerospace, and today he works for NASA designing scientific instruments that…

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Devin Hahne
Science

Influence of Sleep on the Consolidation and Recall of Memory in Octopus Rubescens

Animals — from jellyfish to human beings — sleep. Why this behavior is so common is still unclear, but sleep appears to be connected to learning and memory. Mitchel McCloskey, an Environmental Science Master’s student at Alaska Pacific University (APU), is investigating how…

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Mitchel McCloskey