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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ANSEP’s Summer Bridge program gives high school graduates opportunities to intern

The Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP, was created in 1995 as a scholarship program for Alaska Native students. Now,  ANSEP is available for all Alaskan residents, supporting more than 2,000 students. ANSEP has opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, otherwise known as STEM, learning — beginning at kindergarten all the way to […]

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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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