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Alaska Summer Research Academy

The UAF Alaska Summer Research Academy will accept applications from Feb. 1 – April 15 for its 2017 middle and high school programs.

The academy will be held each day from July 10 – 21. Students accepted into the program will spend two weeks with a small group and two instructors exploring a topic in science, engineering, math or technology. The program is offered through the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics.

The middle school program is for students who will be in grades six to eight in fall 2017. The high school program is for students who will be in grades nine to 12 in fall 2017. Financial aid may be available for qualified students.

There are five middle school modules:

  • Getting to Know Your Birds at the Sky Islands of Interior Alaska
  • Investigating Patterns of Life
  • Mapping Permafrost Adventures
  • Meet the Mammals
  • The Air Up There — Investigating Air Pollution and Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

There are eight high school modules:

  • Biomedicine
  • Disease Detectives
  • DIY Data Devices: Sensor Building for Environmental Science
  • Environmental Chemistry of the Arctic
  • Reconstructing Evolution: The Mathematics of DNA
  • Time Sleuths — Archaeology in Interior Alaska
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Web Development

The Time Sleuths module includes a six-day expedition.

For the application and more information, visit

CONTACTS: Christa Mulder, ASRA director, at 474-7703 or via email at Lynnette Dunn, ASRA administrative assistant, at 474-7221 or via email at