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

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The funding helped me to perform the research necessary for my thesis. 

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.



Testing Concept of Self and Abstraction Abilities in Octopuses Using Distorting Mirrors

Dozens of species across the animal kingdom including Asian elephants (Plotnik et al., 2006), Bottlenose dolphins (Reiss and Marino 2001), Oval squid (Ikeda and Matsumoto 2007), cuttlefish (Palmer et al. 2006) and Magpies (Prior et al. 2008) have been tested for a concept of self, defined by…

Kaitlyn Houk
Human Exploration and Operations

Electron-fed microbes as nutrition in uncultivated domains

Astronauts require about 2,800 calories every day while in space. Currently, that food is grown and processed on Earth and transported to the International Space Station. University of Alaska Fairbanks engineering student Kyle Alvarado is part of an international collaboration…

Kyle Alvarado