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

I worked in a lab that helped me learn practical skills for working in engineering. Working in the Space Systems Engineering Program lab has helped me learn how to be an effective engineer. I have probably learned as much working in the lab as I have learned in my classes. Also, space grant funding has liberated me to do engineering work, as opposed to irrelevant, unproductive work.

It helped me achieve my life line goal of being a NASA intern and making connections to work in that line.


Jon Klein at JPL

When something is easy, we joke and say “it isn't rocket science.” For one UAF student however, rocket science is no laughing matter.

Jon Klein is a masters student in Electrical Engineering at UAF. In 2012, he took part in an internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.…

Jon Klein

Max Martell of UAF

The old adage goes that if you shoot for the moon and miss, that you’ll land among the stars. That is exactly what engineering student Max Martell did. (click photo for rest of story)

Martell, a senior in his final year, is studying petroleum engineering at the University of Alaska…

Max Martell