Neil Davis has died at 84, in his Fairbanks home. The scientist/author/doer was a graduate student and later director at UAF’s Geophysical Institute. In the dynamic early days of the place where people study everything from the center of the Earth to the center of the sun, Davis was there.
An international exhibit of artwork called “Beauty to the Core” will meet its inspiration in Antarctica this January. University of Alaska Fairbanks glaciologist Erin Pettit and her team of researchers created the exhibit to raise awareness of scientific studies at WAIS Divide, a research site of the National Science Foundation.
The Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference has been held every spring since 2008, rotating among the Western Alaska hub communities of Dillingham, Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue and Unalaska. Subject matter at the conferences is organized around local research concerns, not disciplines, which makes for an impressive variety of subject matter.
Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications through Jan. 31 for free science and wilderness expeditions in Alaska and Washington for girls ages 16 to 17.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management will honor Steve Lundgren as its 41st business leader of the year during a dinner and award ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, in the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel’s Gold Room.
Martin Harrild, a University of Alaska Fairbanks master’s degree student in geophysics, understands the importance of early-detection systems for remote volcanoes. He also knows that not everyone has a large budget to install state-of-the-art cameras and seismic equipment.
With the dual perspective of a commercial fisherman and educator, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory agent Torie Baker strives to help Cordova fishermen connect with each other and run successful businesses.
Efforts to fight climate change can be enhanced by focusing on local rather than global concerns, University of Alaska Fairbanks professor emeritus Terry Chapin argued.
A NASA-sponsored field experiment is providing new insight about the levels of methane escaping from Arctic lakes.