Kotzebue’s Ayiana Browning discusses her Park Service internship with ANSEP’s Summer Bridge program

This summer, 25 students from across the state participated of the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program’s Summer Bridge program. The program places ANSEP students in a ten-week paid engineering, science or business internship, giving them the chance to gain work experience and network with other STEM professionals.  One of the students chosen this year […]

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski met with ANSEP Students and Alumni

ANSEP Students and Alumni met U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski to learn about Alaska’s future workforce and how investments, research and development funding will bring jobs and help build a clean energy future! Their visit consisted of two days in Alaska traveling to showcase what Granholm’s office calls the […]

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Alaska Airlines and Boeing host Aviation Day for ANSEP Students and Families

On August 13th, ANSEP students and their families attended ANSEP Aviation Day and toured the Boeing 737-9 ecoDemonstrator at the Alaska Airlines hangar. They were able to learn from experts in the field of science, engineering and aviation about how the ecoDemonstrator accelerates innovation by improving maintenance efficiency, enhancing safety, reducing waste and informing climate […]

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2021 Anchorage Acceleration Academy Graduates

On May 8, 2021, ANSEP celebrated the Acceleration Academy senior students that are graduating high school! Overall, 19 Acceleration Academy graduates are going to enter college with over 1,000 college credits! 3 students had more than three years of credits earned towards a BS degree and 7 had more than two years of credits. We […]

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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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