Educational Institutions in Alaska: Expanding Opportunities for Quality Education
Alaska is not only famous for its majestic landscapes and diverse wildlife but also for its outstanding educational institutions. The largest state in the United States offers a wide array of educational opportunities, from universities to vocational schools. Let’s delve into what sets these institutions apart.
1. University of Alaska System: The University of Alaska System comprises three prestigious universities – the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the University of Alaska Southeast. These institutions are renowned for their rigorous academic programs, cutting-edge research opportunities, and their dedication to meeting the unique needs of Alaska’s diverse communities.
University of Alaska Southeast fisheries program attracts more students, and not just from Alaska
Now in its 15th year, the applied fisheries program at the University of Alaska Southeast draws students from across the state and across the country. Not just ocean states like Florida, but the Great Lakes state of Wisconsin, and even landlocked Wyoming and Kentucky this semester.
“Our enrollment has been increasing,” said assistant professor Lauren Wild, who has taught in the program since 2020.
UAS hosts acclaimed Climate Change scientists
This week the University of Alaska Southeast hosted two visiting scientists, Dr. Lee Dyer and Dr. Angela Smilanich) from the University of Nevada at Reno. Drs. Dyer and Smilanich work at the nexus of four areas: climate change, ecological interactions among caterpillars, plants, and the natural enemies of caterpillars, chemical ecology, and ecoimmunology. Their work occurs both in the lab and in the rainforests of Central and South America. They also have field sites in North American forests.