Career Explorations

Explore STEM education and careers!

Opportunity Details

Career Explorations

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 in the 2020 – 2021 school year). 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.

All Career Explorations sessions will be remote so that students can participate from anywhere.

How to Apply

SUMMER CAREER EXPLORATIONS

Middle school students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall 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

Please note, this year we are asking students not to mail or email their applications or supporting application documents to ANSEP. The completed application and required documents will need to be uploaded to our Dropbox at http://bit.ly/ANSEPstemce2021.

THE SUMMER 2021 CAREER EXPLORATIONS APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED.

FAQ

Summer Career Explorations

Who is eligible to apply?
Students who have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall). 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.

What if I do not have a laptop or an adequate internet plan to participate?
ANSEP has laptops available for students to check out for this opportunity and we can provide financial assistance for internet access to qualifying families in the AVCP region.

Contact Info

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT

ANSEP Middle School Academy
Phone: (907) 786-0905
ansep_msa@uaa.alaska.edu

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