The quest for a spring wheat variety that grows well in Alaska has been ongoing for more 200 years. University of Alaska Fairbanks agronomist Mingchu Zhang is continuing the research with Bob Van Veldhuizen, a research assistant in agronomy and soils. Zhang believes that with Alaska’s warming climate, more opportunities may exist to find or develop a wheat variety that grows well in Alaska.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College drafting program has added 16 new 3-D printers to its downtown lab.
A team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has undertaken a three-year effort to create a model that can better estimate climate and weather conditions across Alaska for the next 100 years.
A few months after Heidi Rader earned her master’s degree at UAF, she learned about a job with the Cooperative Extension Service and the Tanana Chiefs Conference that sounded appealing. The job, as a tribes Extension educator, was to help people with gardening, farming and food preservation. She liked the idea of applying and sharing research with the public. “It was practical science,” she said.
Nearly five years after a pregnant orca whale washed ashore near Dillingham, a project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Bristol Bay Campus is close to offering an unprecedented view of its fetus.
An air compressor has been running every day this week at Beth and Glenn Brummond’s Fairbanks home, and their huge garage is half-filled with blue and gold balloons. It can only mean one thing — the University of Alaska Fairbanks commencement ceremony is coming soon. The event will begin at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.