Kadin Dayton

Fairbanks, Alaska Thirteen-year-old Kadin Dayton may not know exactly what he wants to do when he grows up; but, thanks to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, he knows he wants to pursue a STEM career. Kadin, a seventh-grade student from Fairbanks, first became involved with ANSEP as a Middle School Academy attendee last […]

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Katelyn Piper

Kotzebue, Alaska Katelyn Piper may come from a small town, but her dreams for the future are big. A 12-year-old from Kotzebue, Alaska, she already knows that she wants to be a marine biologist when she’s older. Thanks to the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program she has already taken the first steps towards her […]

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Deya Tallman

Anchorage, Alaska Many people refer to Alaska as the Last Frontier, but Deya Tallman, an Athabascan from Anchorage, dreams of exploring the Final Frontier. He may only be 13, but he’s already reaching for the stars and beyond with his STEM career plans. Deya’s favorite subject in school has always been math, and he hopes […]

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Shannon WIlliams

Anchorage, Alaska Shannon Williams, a Yup’ik from Anchorage, has dreamed of becoming a paleontologist since she was five years old. Last year, a friend told Shannon about an opportunity to jumpstart her STEM career, and that’s when she became involved with the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program. Even though she just completed the eighth […]

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Summer Morse

Wasilla, Alaska In Alaska, many bright young students like Summer Morse don’t have local access to the quality of high school education necessary to academically prepare them for college level courses. In 2016, ANSEP took another step to alleviate this issue when it created a full-time high school component in partnership with the Matanuska-Sustina Borough […]

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Jonah Settle

Wasilla, Alaska Ever since Jonah was a little kid, he was always interested in math and science. In 2013, he participated in his first Middle School Academy and became hooked on ANSEP. He spent his next two summers doing STEM Career Exploration and Acceleration Academy components before enrolling full-time in ANSEP’s new Acceleration Academy High […]

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Kaelyn Stalker

Kiana, Alaska Kaelyn Stalker, an Inupiaq from Kiana, Alaska, has always been passionate about protecting the state’s wildlife. Growing up, though, she never imagined it would become part of her daily life as a STEM professional. The summer before sixth grade, Kaelyn attended ANSEP Middle School Academy and learned how biologists use science and math […]

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Remington Buckley

Palmer, Alaska Remington Buckley, Tlingit, is passionate about his home state of Alaska and dreams of becoming a wildlife ranger one day. Although he is still in high school, ANSEP has put Remington on the fast track to a STEM career. He first became involved with ANSEP in sixth grade when he completed Middle School […]

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Sara Oomittuk

Palmer, Alaska   When Sara Oomittuk, an Inupiaq from Palmer, was in elementary school, she hated math and science classes because the subject matter didn’t make sense to her. In sixth grade, Sara attended ANSEP Middle School Academy and realized how exciting STEM education could be. For the first time, she met students from other […]

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Taylor Hoffman

Bethel, Alaska In many ways, Taylor Hoffman is your typical college student – he enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding, playing the guitar and ukulele, lifting weights and spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. However, Taylor is actually far from an ordinary college kid. Originally from the small town of Bethel, Taylor grew up living a traditional […]

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