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

This grant laid the foundation for my PhD project and provided preliminary results that lead to another NASA grant with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory Science Team. I have now passed my defense and successfully published one paper related to this work with a second paper in review.

ASGP Funding has opened up a few really awesome opportunities for me. For example, my master's research spawned from the funded NASA internship. It has also made me realize researching is what I enjoy, therefore I am continuing into graduate school.



The role of biota in snowmelt on glaciers in Alaska

While climate change is often in international news, it's easy to forget that most research is done at the local level.

One of the researchers analyzing this localized impact is Gerard Ganey. Ganey has been studying the environment since his time as an undergraduate at the University of…

Gerard Ganey

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