205 Alaskan students awarded and supported between 2015 - 2019

$1,107,300 in direct student support awarded between 2015-2019

45 Interns placed with NASA centers and Alaska Industry partners between 2015-2019

75% of graduates from 2015-2019 now employed in STEM fields or pursuing advanced STEM degrees

Funding Opportunities

What Our Students Say

Alaska Space Grant has helped me secure funding for a NASA internship. One of my goals for the next several years is to pursue summer opportunities outside of an academic setting to get a feel for what I might want to do after completing a PhD, and I think working for NASA is a great first step. Working for NASA may also give me ideas for future research projects, and ultimately for what I might want to work on for my dissertation.

The space grant allowed me and colleagues to compete in the 2017 Design Build Fly competition. The competition was one of the best learning experiences I gained at UAF. Funding from the Alaska space grant also allowed the club to continue, which was one of my biggest goals with the AIAA club.

Impact

Human Exploration and Operations

A study into the effect of smart LED lights and temperature on the daily activity patterns of Nudibranchs

A healthy circadian cycle is essential for humans to function correctly; astronauts, as well as many other animals, have circadian cycles. Environmental cues such as the presence or absence of light, in addition to clock genes, regulate circadian patterns of alertness and quiescence.…

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Theresa Phillips
Human Exploration and Operations

Colin Latimer-UAF Physics student

For physics student Colin Latimer, an internship at NASA was a no-brainer. “It's NASA, man. Of course I'm going to say yes to an internship at NASA,” he said. (For more of the story click on the photo)

Currently a junior at UAF, Latimer spent ten weeks last summer studying at the Goddard…

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Colin Latimer