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Environmental Science, Resources & Studies

A Natural Laboratory Perfect for Study

Part of the UAS Environmental Science, Resources & Studies, the interdisciplinary curriculum in the BS in Environmental Science and BS in Environmental Resources degrees is designed to prepare students for science-based careers in environmental research, management, and consulting. Students completing either of the degrees will have opportunities for hands-on field experience in the glacial and rainforest environments of Southeast Alaska.

Faculty in these fields of study instruct in a variety of disciplines including: the earth sciences, chemistry, physics, biology, math, and spatial analysis. Students learn biological principles and skills in lecture, laboratory, and field courses. A particular emphasis of the program is student involvement in research projects, and undergraduates in Environmental Science regularly present their research results at regional and national scientific meetings.

Our faculty are actively engaged in research programs in areas including: landscape ecology, hydrology, sensor development, geology, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, remote sensing, glaciology, and biogeochemistry.

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Thursday, April 04, 2024

Class opportunity: Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic

Hi All,

Peter Webley at UAF is teaching a class on innovation for Alaska (see below and attached flyer). The class is avaialble by distance. If you are interested, contact Peter.

Cheers,

Eran

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Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic

Fall 2024 class, BA F494/HSEM F494

Want to have an impact? Want to solve DoD challenges? Want to work on an interdisciplinary team? Student teams engage directly with complex, real-world problems from policy, economics, technology, national security, and innovation. 

Types of Projects include: How can we solve heavy lift platforms needs for deploying equipment? What is the next generation flight suit for Arctic Operations? Can geophysical data be integrated into domain awareness platforms? Students discuss needs with DoD operators & installations in AK and across the U.S.  Potential to visit DoD facilities. Learn about their needs. Build towards a solution.

Students are provided with a framework to test hypotheses using a startup model approach and to create the demands of the real world in an early-stage startup environment. Students will build their skills to ideate and adapt their potential solutions while investigating the end-users needs for implementation and adoption.

To get connected with Professor Webley and Fall semester projects, sign up to https://bit.ly/IA2-Fall-2024-Interest

For more information: email pwwebley@alaska.edu with subject "Fall 2024 - Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic Class"

 

 

Fall 2024 Class - BA_HSEM 494 - Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic Flyer
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Eran Hood 10:16:05 AM
Tuesday, April 02, 2024

UAS student talk on glacier outburst floods

Hi All,

UAS graduate Amy Jenson, who is currently doing a PhD in glaciology at UAF,  will be giving a talk on glacier outburst floods in Egan 219 on April 12th (4-5 pm). Details are below in the attached flyer. Please attend if you can and support Amy.

Eran 

Amy Jenson Math Club Talk
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Eran Hood 09:08:41 AM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Wilderness Kayaking Ranger Internship Opportunity

Hi Again, 

The USFS Juneau Ranger District Wilderness Kayak Ranger program is accepting applications for an intern kayak ranger position for a week-long field program this summer. Flyer and application, due April 15, are attached. 

Thanks, 

Forest 

UAS Intern Outreach Flyer
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Forest Wagner 01:13:13 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2024

Youpa Stein, Beyond Plastics, Glacier View Room Tonight, 7p, 3/28

Hi Everyone, 

Youpa Stein is a visiting lecturer and activist speaking tonight about plastic pollution on behalf of the Sustainability Committee in the UAS Glacier View Room (EG221/222) at 7p tonight. Please see the attached flyer.

Thanks, 

Forest 

Plastic Pollution Event Flyer
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Forest Wagner 01:04:43 PM
Thursday, February 22, 2024

Finland summer resaerch experience

Hi All,

Here is information about a UAA-sponsored Environmental Science research project in Finland that is recuriting student research assistants for Summer 2024. The deadline to apply is March 10. See details on flyer below.

Eran

 

 

IRES Finland Draft Flyer_
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Eran Hood 01:34:08 PM
Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Summer Research positions at UAS

Hi All,

We are hiring several student research assistant positions to work on projects related to hydrology, aquatic ecology, and fisheries here in Juneau next summer. Please see attached position descriptions for details. Applications are due by March 1. Don't hesitate to reach out with questions.

Thanks,

Eran

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Summer 2024 Undergrad Advertisement (1)
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Eran Hood 09:42:29 PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Fisheries Technician position on the Stikine River

HI All,

ADF&G is hiring Fisheries Technicians to work at a remote camp on the Stikine River near Wrangell next summer. We had a student from our program who had a great experience in this position. Details including instructions to apply can be found in the attached flyer. The start date says April 15, however there is flexibility to start after the end of the semester in May.

Cheers,

Eran

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ADF&G Stikine River Fisheries Technician II open positon 2024
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Eran Hood 09:55:23 PM
Monday, February 12, 2024

Alaska DEC Division of Water is hiring

Hi All,

The AK DEC is hiring Environmental Program Specialists in their Division of Water in Juneau. This could be a great entry level position for someone graduating in the spring. Applications are due Feb. 19. Information below

Cheers,

Eran

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Please see information below regarding recruitment for a Environmental Program Specialist 1/2/3 position with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Water located in Juneau.

This position is open to Alaska residents only and closes February 19, 2024 at 5pm AKST.  

 

Environmental Program Specialist 1/2/3 (PCN 187777)

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/alaska/jobs/4383945-0/environmental-program-specialist-1-2-3-pcn-187777

The Water Information Program is committed to protecting the environment by constantly improving the electronic tools and training the Division uses to collect and analyze water discharge data. This position provides a positive permittee experience with outreach and helpdesk type assistance, and collaborates with other programs to streamline data input and analysis processes. 

Do you have the drive to work with the public and coworkers, becoming an expert and training others in use of the Division’s Environmental Data Management System (EDMS) and other applications?

  • At the Environmental Program Specialist 1 entry-level, you will triage initial public contacts and collaborate with Division staff from multiple programs while learning EDMS and other Division applications and processes.
  • At the Environmental Program Specialist 2 level, you complete less common tasks without supervision, help create and present training materials, and learn to utilize the data in external databases.
  • At the Environmental Program Specialist 3 level, you work independently and can solve complex data issues, minimize unintended consequences, and communicate the resolution to stakeholders.

Each level builds on the previous, and all levels provide opportunities to learn how other Division programs positively impact the environment. Water Information Program Data team members become subject matter experts in multiple applications and understand how other programs use them. The collaboration with other programs exposes team members to aspects of permitting, compliance and enforcement, and water quality monitoring with broad experiences that can be used to mold a career path. Daily interactions assist the public improving regulatory compliance with permits, authorizations, and enforcement actions that directly affect environmental impact.

For specific information in reference to the position please contact:

Name: Dan Buchholz

Title: Data Processing Manager

Phone: 907-269-7639

Email: dan.buchholz@alaska.gov

 

 

Eran Hood 01:09:42 PM
Monday, February 05, 2024

Women in Science event

Hi All,

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a "Women and Girls in Science Panel" on Feb. 13 over zoom. See details below and in the attached flyer

Eran

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Subject: Women and Girls in Science Panel
When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (UTC-09:00) Alaska.
Where: https://usfs.zoomgov.com/j/1608983650?pwd=bzhMZW5mRlM3b0RIaFkwK3kwRXlIUT09

Please join us for a panel discussion celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science featuring four women scientists from the Alaska Region.

The event is open to students and members of the public, and will be held over Zoom:

  • Meeting ID: 160 898 3650, Passcode: z6K#0@
  • Phone: 1-669-254-5252, Passcode: 172663

Visit the event website for more information.

 

 

Eran Hood 03:06:02 PM
Thursday, February 01, 2024

Hiring for Assistant Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures, UAF

Please see attached. The coordinator position starts this summer. 

Assistant Coordinator of Outdoor Adventures - Posting (1)
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Forest Wagner 03:47:50 PM

Faculty

Jason M. Amundson, Ph.D.

Jason M. Amundson, Ph.D.

Professor of Geophysics

I have a background in glaciology and geophysics. My research focuses on tidewater glaciers and glacier-ocean interactions, and I am especially interested in the ways that glaciers interact with other Earth system components. I teach the introductory physics courses as well as upper division courses in Earth's climate and glaciology.

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Eran Hood, Ph.D.

Eran Hood, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science, Natural Sciences Department Chair

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Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science

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Jason B. Fellman, Ph.D.

Jason B. Fellman, Ph.D.

Acting Director - Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center & Research Associate Professor of Environmental Science

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Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D. (she/her)

Sonia A. Nagorski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geology

My background is in environmental geochemistry, and my research has focused primarily on a variety of contaminants in aquatic systems. I teach classes on Earth's geologic history, physical geology, natural hazards, geomorphology, and mineral and energy resources and environmental impacts. At UAS I devote my efforts to training and inspiring undergraduates to work creatively and effectively in the environmental sciences, preparing them for meaningful careers that benefit the Earth and society.

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John Harley, Ph.D.

John Harley, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

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Emeritus Faculty

Roman Motyka, Ph.D.

Roman Motyka, Ph.D.

Research Professor Emeritus, Geophysical Institute, UAF

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