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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25 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’ll share interesting facets of ANSEP as well as fun facts about higher education, science, technology, engineering […]

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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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