A University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor will study tiny animals and particles across the world’s oceans after receiving an award from the National Science Foundation. Andrew McDonnell, with the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, will also educate Alaskans about ocean sciences and what it means to be an oceanographer.
The Alaska FFA Association and Alaska Association of Agricultural and Natural Resource Educators invite the public to an informal meet-and-greet Feb. 23 with national FFA leaders in Fairbanks. FFA will also donate $15,000 to the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.
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.
The University of Alaska Museum of the North has planned a new series of presentations for the spring semester. The Museum Discovery Series features a different curator each month unveiling new discoveries based on research in the museum’s collections. The presentations will be held in the Museum Auditorium on Thursdays at 12 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Susanna Pearlstein has been hired as the new director for the Matanuska Experiment Farm and Extension center near Palmer. Pearlstein, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon, will start her new job April 3.
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.