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

The Alaska Space Grant Program allowed me to go to NASA Langley VA to pursue linked drone research on a team of 12 students from across the US. At the academy, I was exposed to work involving different types of engineering disciplines and worked under an incredible adviser, Liz Ward, who gave me invaluable mentoring, both for my professional life as well as personal. I also learned a lot about leadership from Alex Denis, my roommate and our team lead. I am now definitely more interested in drone research but am also way more confident in my own engineering, problem-solving, and leadership abilities that will definitely help in whatever career path I feel called to.

The Alaska Space Grant Program has supported me through their undergraduate scholarship program and multiple undergraduate research fellowships which helped make becoming a NASA aerospace engineer possible. The Alaska Space Grant Program supported me during my first NASA experience as a student researcher with the 2014 Langley Aeronautics Academy. This was pivotal in my professional development, and helped lead to a co-op position at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center. These opportunities made it possible to become a NASA civil servant. Additionally, the Alaska space Grant Program supported me with an undergraduate research fellowship that allowed me to collaborate with NASA professionals while attending the University of Alaska. Thank you!

Impact

Human Exploration and Operations, Space Technology

Chic O'Dell's NASA Pathways Internship

Chic O’Dell notes he has always loved building everything from carpentry to electronics. “I find a meaningful catharsis when I have work,” says O’Dell, an Alaska resident since age 11. O’Dell – who is completing his first semester of a graduate degree in electrical engineering with a focus on…

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Chic O'Dell
Human Exploration and Operations

Develop a novel instrumental technique for monitoring adenine metabolites in bone metabolism, energy homeostasis and neuromodulation.

With an active space station and the potential for commercial space flight just around the corner, a better understanding of space and its interactions with the human body will be important. For Terilyn Stephen, a chemistry student at UAF, her research into chemical compounds may help scientists…

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Terilyn Lawson Stephen