ANSEP Student Michael Martinez’s Arctic Biotech Oath wins High North Young Entrepreneurs

A huge congratulations to ANSEP student Michael Martinez’s biotech startup company, Arctic Biotech Oath, for winning first place at the international High North Dialogue, High North Young Entrepreneur business competition! Arctic Biotech Oath provides green bio-mining extraction and recovery of rare earth elements in the circumpolar northern countries, in contrast to traditional methods that largely […]

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Can Alaska innovate its way out of education challenges?

Every school system wants to see its students succeed. So when Alaska educators see the state rank low in math and reading proficiency, or learn that a high proportion of Alaska high school graduates require remedial coursework in college, it stings. It’s a “many-faceted quagmire,” said Deputy Commissioner of Education and Early Development Karen Melin, but it’s not insurmountable. […]

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20 Thriving STEM Careers for 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the essential role of health science workers has been front and center. Many health care workers are getting the respect and admiration they’ve long been due. A life committed to helping others is a calling many young Alaskans may want to answer, but what is the best way to do that […]

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Celebrate the 2020 ANSEP high school graduates with virtual graduation

This week, the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program is celebrating the Acceleration Academy Class of 2020! Full-time Acceleration Academy students from Anchorage and Mat-Su begin earning college credits the moment they start high school. This year’s graduates have collectively completed nearly 600 college credits equal to an average of 1.8 years of college at […]

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20 Historic ANSEP Moments

As the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program community has had time to reflect this year, we’re grateful for how far the program has come since being founded as a scholarship program for a single student in 1995. We are celebrating by sharing this history in our inaugural “20 for 2020” blog series highlighting a […]

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Alaska Airlines continues longtime partnership with Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program

With Alaska Airlines’ in-kind travel donation, geography is no longer a barrier to college and career preparedness in the nation’s largest state. In 2014 Alaska Airlines pledged $1 million to support STEM education for rural Alaskans by giving students free transportation to Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program components. The initial grant helped get students […]

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ANSEP students go from eighth grade to having a bachelor’s degree in six years

For 25 years, the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program has been advancing education and career opportunities for Alaska Natives and other students around the state. From one college scholarship to having more than 2,000 Alaskans as alumni or currently enrolled, ANSEP’s success is more than just numbers. Numbers don’t hurt, though. We’re mainly scientists, […]

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The gift of education: Alumni continue supporting ANSEP long after graduation

Because of generous support from alumni, friends and strategic partners, ANSEP provides all of its components at no cost to students or their families. For many components in the sequential model, this includes all meals, transportation and lodging. Through components like Summer Bridge, the students not only participate for free but even have the opportunity […]

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