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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What Our Students Say

I can honestly say that my time at the SSEP is the primary reason I was selected for the position [Mechanical Engineer].

It funded my undergraduate research and also my summer internship at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama.

Impact

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
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Ground Truthing MODIS NDVI Measurements in Remote Areas of Alaska

Global climate warming is amplified near the poles (Cohen et al., 2014) and at higher elevations (Pepin et al., 2015). Using remote sensing in America’s Arctic mountains, the Brooks Range, researchers have observed changes in vegetation types, growing seasons, and plant phenology over recent…

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Russell Wong