Session Details

Career Explorations

Timing: Summer

Duration: 1 Week

Dorm Experience: Yes

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) Career Explorations opportunity is organized to provide project exploration to Alaska middle school students who have yet to enter high school (i.e., students currently in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade). This experience promotes education and careers focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Career Explorations sessions include a five-day, academic, hands-on experience that emphasizes increasing knowledge and skills while re-engaging students with ANSEP. Career Explorations activities will involve hands-on, exploratory projects lead by industry professionals, University faculty, or ANSEP staff.

How to Apply


Middle school students currently in 6th, 7th or 8th and have participated in an ANSEP opportunity before are encouraged to apply! Potential participants need to submit the following documents (please include all documents together in one packet):

  • Application form
  • Final grades for the past 2 years

Summer Career Explorations applications will be available early 2022.


Summer Career Explorations

Who is eligible to apply?
Students who have yet to enter high school (students currently in 6th, 7th or 8th grade). Students should have an interest in science and math, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses, and are on track (or have the ability to get on track) to complete Algebra 1 before entering high school. Past or current ANSEP experience is NOT required.

What if my application is incomplete?
If your application is incomplete you will not be considered for admissions. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is complete before submitting. We will not notify students of incomplete applications.

How will I know if I am accepted?
All applicants will receive acceptance status notification via e-mail and regular mail approximately 3-5 weeks after the application deadline.

Once accepted, what additional information will I receive?
Once accepted, you will receive ample information regarding the schedule and what to expect.

Can I do both Acceleration Academy (Summer) and Career Explorations?
Incoming 9th graders will have the opportunity to apply to both Career Explorations and Acceleration Academy (Summer). If accepted to any Career Explorations session in June, students will need to choose which program to participate in as the dates conflict. Participating in both sessions will not work. Students accepted to any Career Explorations sessions in July can participate in both.

Contact Info


ANSEP Middle School Academy
Phone: (907) 786-0905

Attn: ANSEP Middle School Academy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP Academy
Anchorage, AK  99508