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

Funding Opportunities

What Our Students Say

The Space Grant helped to support my work in the Mao lab as an undergraduate researcher. The grant helped me to refine my research skills as a researcher by funding my curiosity and interest in aerosol research. By funding me, the program allowed me to think critically and work in a fast paced laboratory setting.I was able to experience a very diverse work environment which I believe will prepare me for when I have to work in the actual workplace.

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

Impact

Science

Recent Changes in Shrub Distribution and Abundance in the Chugach Mountains, Alaska

As earth's climate warms plant communities are changing. In particular, scientists have seen an increase in shrub biomass, abundance, and distribution in Arctic and alpine tundra, collectively termed “shrub expansion”. While studies indicate that climate change underlines this growth, local…

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Christina Rinas
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