Creating excitement and empowerment around careers in engineering and science.
The Computer Assembly component 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 trigonometry, physics and chemistry 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.
We have assembled over 1,000 computers with ANSEP High School students so far and of those that have graduated more than 60% have completed all three classes successfully. Compare that to what NACME calls the “4 percent problem,” which is that only 4 percent of underrepresented minorities nationwide who graduate high school are “engineering eligible.”
School Year Computer Builds
This school year ANSEP will be hosting weekend computer build sessions in various communities across Alaska. Students will build computers and participate in engaging discussions regarding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
The following builds have been scheduled for Spring:
Mt. Edgecumbe, May 4-5, 2013
Anchorage, March 12-13, 2013
Bethel, April 19-20, 2013
host a build in your community, contact us for more information.
Interested students can apply below and will be contacted when a build
is scheduled in their area.
Summer Computer Build
The summer build will occur on June 25-27, 2013. Interested applicants need to submit completed applications by May 28, 2013.
Watch our Computer Assembly Video:
Application ProcessFor a complete application we will need the following documents submitted as one packet:
Official copies of your current high school transcripts
- Two (2) recommendation letters or forms from teachers/counselors,
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.
Phone: (907) 786-1866
Fax: (907) 786-1899
Attn: ANSEP Computer Assembly
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP 200D1
Anchorage, Alaska 99508