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    KYUK Public Radio

    Bethel, Alaska

    In February 2017, middle school students gathered in Anchorage to participate in two weeks of hands-on STEM learning activities at the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program. KYUK Public Radio in Bethel shared the adventures of 36 Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta students who attended the all-expenses-paid component and spent their days building computers, Arctic walls, bridges and more.

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    Alaska Dispatch News

    Anchorage, Alaska

    ANSEP, in conjunction with the University of Alaska and the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, released a study in February 2017 revealing that more than 60 percent of Alaska’s college going students are under-prepared for college. The study pinpointed a need for an improved system for the state's future leaders. Alaska Dispatch News shared details of the report findings in a front-page story as well as online.

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    Coastal Television

    Anchorage, Alaska

    In January 2017, ANSEP celebrated its over two decades of inspiring, guiding and creating opportunities for Alaska's students. Coastal Television joined ANSEP students and staff at a lunchtime presentation, featuring renowned marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle who shared stories of her adventures and urged students to never stop seeking knowledge.

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    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

    Wasilla, Alaska

    In the fall of 2016, ANSEP launched into the inaugural year of its Acceleration High School component as 23 students began taking high school classes in conjunction with college coursework at the Valley Pathways High School in Palmer. The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman joined AAHS students and staff for a tour of the facility as well as to learn about the success of the students and the financial benefits of the year-round school.

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    The Arctic Sounder

    Kotzebue, Alaska

    ANSEP Middle School Academy is a two-week, residential experience aimed at driving higher education for Alaska's youth by igniting their interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. In November, The Arctic Sounder highlighted two bright young minds from the Northwest Arctic Borough School District that participated in the academy to hone in on their STEM skills.

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    Alaska Business Monthly

    Alaska

    Matt Calhoun and Michele Yatchmeneff are both trademark success stories of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program, most notably known for their return to the University of Alaska Anchorage as the first Alaska Native professors of engineering. In a special section of Alaska Business Monthly focusing on Alaska Native businesses, ANSEP is featured for the success of these two inspirational alumni.

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    Alaska Native News

    Homer, Alaska

    During ANSEP’s 2016 Summer Bridge component, 22 Alaskan high school graduates gained professional experience through paid internships while earning credit toward their college degrees. Alaska Native News published a story featuring the students who were placed in STEM-related internships at organizations such as BP, the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service and many more.

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    Wrangell Sentinel

    Wrangell, Alaska

    In August, ANSEP hosted the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp at the University of Alaska Anchorage where middle school students from across the state participated in a Mars Rover Challenge alongside camp founder and veteran astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris Jr. The Wrangell Sentinel published a story online and in print featuring a Wrangell student who was chosen to attend the two-week residential science camp.

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    KNBA Public Radio

    Anchorage, Alaska

    ANSEP hosted 52 middle school students at its second STEM Career Explorations session during the summer of 2016. During the session, students studied careers related to unmanned aerial vehicles and had the opportunity to build, test and fly drones alongside industry professionals. KNBA Public Radio aired a story about the exciting, hands-on engineering activity. The story was also posted on its website.

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    Homer News

    Homer, Alaska

    Homer students Eryn Gillam and Chelsea Johnson are among 62 Acceleration Academy students from across Alaska who spent their summer exploring math and science with ANSEP. During the five-week summer session, the students earned credit toward a college degree while being immersed in a university setting and learning about career opportunities that exist in STEM fields. Learn how ANSEP is bridging the education gap from high school to college for these students from Homer News.

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    Alaska Dispatch News

    Anchorage, Alaska

    In July, ANSEP hosted 52 students from across the state at it second STEM Career Explorations session of the summer. At the five-day residential camp, students studied careers related to unmanned aerial vehicles and had the opportunity to work with industry professionals to build, test and fly drones. Alaska Dispatch News joined ANSEP on testing day as the students learned to fly their drones. 

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    KBBI Public Radio

    Homer, Alaska

    ANSEP hosted 53 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Yukon Kuskokwim School Districts for its February Middle School Academy. KBBI Public Radio in Homer published a story featuring Nanwalek student Jada Moonin. The story also focused on how the program gives visiting students like Jada the opportunity to explore STEM career fields at a young age.

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    KBBI Public Radio

    Homer, Alaska

    ANSEP hosted 53 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim School Districts at its February Middle School Academy. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the students participated in a bridge-construction activity led by STEM industry professionals. KBBI Public Radio in Homer published a story featuring the students from Anchor Point and Nanwalek participating in the hands-on learning activity.

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    U.S. Geological Survey

    Anchorage, Alaska

    ANSEP student Kira Wilkinson was part of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study this year, which examined how Alaska’s tribal environmental managers and local observer networks view statewide trends in wild berry harvests. The study found that important species of berries differed among ecological regions of Alaska. Kira is the first ANSEP student to be a co-author in USGS published work.

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    Alaska Public Media

    Anchorage, Alaska

    During the fall of 2015, two Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) alumni made history at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) as the first tenure-track Alaska Native engineering faculty members. Professors Michele Yatchmeneff and Matt Calhoun joined Anne Hillman on Alaska Public Media's Alaska Edition to discuss how ANSEP is expanding STEM education in Alaska. 

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    KDLG Public Radio

    Dillingham, Alaska

    KDLG Public Radio aired a story featuring Sue Lee and Frederick Coolidge, two Dillingham-area students who participated in ANSEP components during the summer of 2015. Sue Lee participated in Acceleration Academy, a component that allows high school students to take college-level classes and participate in hands-on activities led by STEM professionals. The second student, Frederick Coolidge, participated in Summer Bridge. The component is geared toward high school graduates transitioning to college, and allowed Frederick to earn college credit toward his degree as well as participate in a paid internship at ExxonMobil.

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    Sitka Sentinel

    Sitka, Alaska

    A student from Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka is among 57 high school students from 21 Alaska communities participating in ANSEP's Acceleration Academy. Last week, students tested the drones they built in an indoor obstacle course led by industry professionals. The Sitka Sentinel included a brief about the activity in the "Community Happenings" section of its daily newspaper. 

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    The Arctic Sounder

    Barrow, Alaska

    Barrow's Antonio Dunbar, 17, is currently completing a paid internship at Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital as part of ANSEP's Summer Bridge component. The Arctic Sounder has the story about Antionio and 24 other students participating in internships across the state to garner experience before starting college at a University of Alaska campus this fall.

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    The Arctic Sounder

    Barrow, Alaska

    The Arctic Sounder published an article online and in print regarding ANSEP's STEM Career Exploration component that hosted 47 middle school students from across the state at the University of Alaska Anchorage for a five-day, academic, residential experience. The students received hands-on experience with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with professionals from that field. This component gives ANSEP students the opportunity to explore different aspects of STEM careers and speak with professionals about their jobs and experiences.

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    Alaska Dispatch News

    Anchorage, Alaska

    Superintendent Ed Graff joined 54 Anchorage School District (ASD) middle school students for a computer build at ANSEP 's July Middle School Academy. Alaska Dispatch News captured the hands-on learning activity led by STEM industry professionals.

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    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    A recent article by the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner focused on ANSEP's STEM Career Exploration component, which saw 47 students come to Anchorage from across the state to learn about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from industry professionals. Students built and tested UAVs during the five-day residential camp, including one student from Fairbanks. 

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    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

    Wasilla, Alaska

    The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman recently included a list of 14 students from the Matanuska-Susitna Borough who participated in ANSEP's STEM Career Exploration component in its People We Know section. The students listed were part of a larger group of 47 students from across the state that participated in the five-day residential camp.

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    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

    Wasilla, Alaska

    The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reported on 14 middle school students from the Mat-Su area who returned to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) to participate in ANSEP's STEM Career Explorations during the summer of 2015. The students were part of a larger group of 48 students from around the state that came to renew their dedication to the ANSEP community and study the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) career field. 

     

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    Tundra Drums

    Bethel, Alaska

    During the summer of 2015, ANSEP is hosting four STEM Career Exploration components designed to help students focus on a particular STEM field and renew their dedication to the ANSEP community. In June, 48 middle school students learned what a career in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) field might be like with a hands-on activity that required them to build and operate a drone through an obstacle course. The Tundra Drums reported on this as well as 50 other high school students from Bethel that attended ANSEP’s five-week Acceleration Academy in June.

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    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported on ANSEP's first Acceleration Academy of the summer. During the five-week session, 60 high schoolers from across the state earned credit toward a college degree while living on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus and learning about career opportunities that exist in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

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    Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

    Wasilla, Alaska

    The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reported on ANSEP's second STEM Career Exploration component which saw 50 middle school students from across the state return to the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus on May 27. Throughout the five-day residential camp, students explored the health sciences career field by participating in several learning hands-on activities led by industry professionals at the Allied Health Sciences Building on campus. 

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    Scientific American

    Nationally

    Scientific American featured Randall Friendly, an ANSEP Summer Bridge student from Tuntutuliak, Alaska, on its Voices blog. The blog told the story of Randall’s internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, studying brown bears on Kodiak Island.

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    KSKA Public Radio

    Anchorage, Alaska

    APRN's Anchorage team joined students from the Lower Yukon and Northwest Arctic Borough as they tested the bridges they constructed during ANSEP's February Middle School Academy. 

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    The Arctic Sounder

    Barrow, Alaska

    The Arctic Sounder reported on ANSEP's recent strides to help improve the development of underrepresented Alaska students in STEM career fields. The story touched on ExxonMobil's $600,000 donation and the program's plan to have one ANSEP STEM high school teacher in every village in Alaska in ten years. 

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    KDLG Public Radio

    Dillingham, Alaska

    KDLG public radio covered ANSEP's plan to help address educational issues in rural Alaska by helping to train, recruit and retain Alaskan students for careers in K-12 education across the state. ANSEP, which inspires and academically prepares students to attend the University of Alaska, intends to have an ANSEP STEM high school teacher in every village in Alaska in ten years.

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    Homer Tribune

    Homer, Alaska

    The Homer Tribune reported on ExxonMobil's three-year commitment, totaling $600,000, to support the expansion of ANSEP's pre-college academies.

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    KTVA Channel 11

    Anchorage, Alaska

    KTVA captured Capt. Eugene Cernan's inspirational message at the ANSEP building as the program kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration. Cernan remains the last man to walk on the moon, a highlight of his Apollo 17 mission. 

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    Alaska Dispatch News

    Anchorage, Alaska

    ADN joined ANSEP as it kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration with a motivational presentation led by renowned astronaut Capt. Eugene Cernan.

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    KTVA Channel 11

    Anchorage, Alaska

    KTVA joined ANSEP as nearly 50 students from Lower Kuskokwim School District flew to Anchorage for Middle School Academy thanks to our generous supporters at Alaska Airlines. 

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    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

    Fairbanks, Alaska

    The News-Miner reported on recent donations to ANSEP by a number of Alaska companies. Read more about ANSEP and its generous partners.

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    Coastal Television

    Anchorage, Alaska

    Coastal TV covered ANSEP's Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Middle School Academy in November 2014. Check out the online story.

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    KBBI

    Homer, Alaska

    Public radio station KBBI featured ANSEP during the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Middle School Academy. 

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    Alaska Airlines Magazine

    Seattle, Washington

    ANSEP was included in the January 2015 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine in a story about the importance of engaging students with STEM educations and programs. Read the article, starting on page 64. 

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    KTOO Public Radio

    Juneau, Alaska

    KTOO covered the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program's recent $6 million grant from the State of Alaska, allow it to triple its Middle School Academy enrollment.

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    U.S. News & World Report

    Washington, D.C.

    More than 20 incoming freshman worked in the field to gain experience for careers in STEM. Find out more from this U.S. News piece.

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    KTVA Channel 11

    Anchorage, Alaska

    KTVA Channel 11 went with ANSEP student Randall Friendly to Kodiak for a feature story about his summer internship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Summer Bridge Component.

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    KTUU Channel 2

    Anchorage, Alaska

    See how ANSEP and its strategic partners help Summer Bridge students from across Alaska prepare for college.

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