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Registration to open for Alaska Summer Research Academy

Submitted by Sonja Bickford
Phone: (907) 474-6714



Fairbanks, Alaska- Registration for the UAF Alaska Summer Research Academy will open Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007. This year, the two-week summer camp will be offered from July 9-20. The camp, hosted by the College of Natural Science and Mathematics, is in its seventh year and will, for the first time, offer an adult K-12 teacher module in conjunction with the camp. Registration for the teacher module will also open on Sunday.

The Alaska Summer Research Academy provides an opportunity for students in grades 8-12 to experience life on the UAF campus and work with university faculty, staff and industry professionals in one of many exciting fields. ASRA students have the option to enroll in the full residential program or participate as a commuter student attending from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residential and commuter students all receive one college credit on completion.

This year ASRA will offer 15 modules, including biomedicine, civil engineering, computer forensics, earth and space science, electrical engineering, filmmaking, forensics, law, photography, programming, robotics and web media/podcasting. Two modules will travel to remote sites. Marine biology will be in Kasitsna Bay and the earthquake module will spend about eight days in Denali National Park.

ASRA and the College of Natural Science & Mathematics work with the following partners to present this outstanding camp: Alaska INBRE, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, Alaska Space Grant Program, College of Engineering and Mines, Geophysical Institute, Institute of Arctic Biology, School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences, UAF Summer Sessions, Alaska Department of Transportation, Alaska Natural History Institutes, Denali Foundation, Denali National Park and Preserve, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Golden Valley Electric Association, Industrial Arts Learning Lab, Kenai River Sportfishing Association, Cellular One and Moving Images.

For more information and to register for ASRA please visit www.uaf.edu/asra.

CONTACT: Jeff Drake, GI/CNSM, ASRA director, at (907) 474-7077 or jdrake@gi.alaska.edu. Sonja Bickford, CNSM PR officer, ASRA associate director, at (907) 474-6714 or s.bickford@uaf.edu.

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