Computer Assembly


Student builds computer

Creating excitement and empowerment around careers in engineering and science.

What is the ANSEP Computer Assembly?

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) Computer Assembly is the spark that illuminates a vision of a career in engineering or science for our high school students.  Each participating student assembles a top-end computer and earns the right to keep it by successfully completing chemistry, physics and trigonometry with a “C” or better by high school graduation. Computer Assembly students are academically ready for university-level engineering and science coursework when they arrive at the university, and they are now arriving in unprecedented numbers.

Who should apply to the ANSEP Computer Assembly?

The ANSEP Computer Assembly supports current High School Students that are historically underserved or underrepresented with limited opportunities who are:

  • Freshmen currently taking or have completed Algebra 1 or better
  • Sophomores currently taking or have completed Geometry or better
  • Juniors currently taking or have completed Algebra 2 and Chemistry or better
  • Seniors currently taking or have completed Trigonometry (or Pre-Calculus w/ Trig) and Physics or better

Where and When will the ANSEP Computer Assembly occur?

The following computer builds have been scheduled to take place:

Mt. Edgecumbe High School (MEHS)

December 6-7, 2014


Bethel Regional High School (BRHS)

December 12-13, 2014


Lower Yukon Kuskokwim School District (LKSD) – STEM Ready

May 6-7, 2015


To host a build in your district, contact us for more information.

*Note: There are no dates planned for a Summer Computer Build.

Watch our Computer Assembly Video:


Application Process

For a complete application we will need the following documents submitted as one packet:

  • Completed Application

    Computer Assembly Application Computer Assembly Application

  • Official copies of your current high school transcripts
  • Two (2) recommendation letters or forms from teachers/counselors,

    Pre-College Recommendation Form Pre-College Recommendation Form

  • 500 words or less explaining why you should be selected as an ANSEP Computer Assembly Student
  • If applicable, provide proof of Alaska Native Heritage/BIA or Village Card

NOTE:  If you apply online, you can electronically attach all the required documents to your online application. Click the "APPLY NOW" link at the bottom of this page to submit an online application.


Mike Ulroan
Phone: (907) 786-1148
Fax: (907) 786-1899

Attn: ANSEP Computer Assembly
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP 200D1
Anchorage, Alaska 99508