Alaska Climate Science Center graduate fellow Joanna Young and 75 other women traveled in December to a place visited by few others — Antarctica. Young reached the southernmost continent with an expedition sponsored by Homeward Bound, a leadership initiative for women in science. “The trip itself was just stunning,” Young said. “It’s an incredibly remote, isolated and beautiful landscape.” She was … Continue reading Climate center fellow discovers ‘relentless optimism’ in Antarctica
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Society of Physics Students has made a habit of exceeding expectations. So when club leaders asked famed physicist Lawrence Krauss to make a low-budget trip to speak in Fairbanks, perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that he quickly snatched up the offer.
Narwhals stay active and close to shore to avoid killer whales that have begun to enter areas with declining sea ice cover in Canada’s eastern Arctic, according to a study led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist.
There is excitement in the air on the first practice-run day for the Borealis Bistro, as tablecloths are arranged, silverware is wrapped in bundles and students don their serving aprons. In the back, food is being plated to perfection and drinking glasses are stacked in an orderly manner.
A 19th-century painting on display at the University of Alaska Museum of the North through the end of February depicts the 1867 signing of the treaty to purchase Alaska. It will tour the state to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the event.
It’s not easy to be a student-athlete — trying to balance classes, homework, practices, workouts and travel takes a lot of practice in time management. It’s even harder for married student-athletes, but Angela and Trent Molesworth make it look easy.
A NASA sounding rocket campaign could start Jan. 20 and will run through early March at the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska. The research rockets will support the effort to better understand the space that surrounds Earth — awareness needed as humans seek to explore beyond our home planet.