I attended ASRA for the first time last summer. It was the best camp I have ever attended!
I learned a lot about geology and seismology (see, now I even have big words in my vocabulary because of ASRA!). I am very interested in geology because of that module and am considering it for a career choice.
Last year, with the help of financial aid , I went to ASRA and had one of the greatest times of my life. I plan on sharing the knowledge I learn.
I've realized that I do not want to be stuck in a cubicle or at a desk my whole life, and if I could help others as part of my profession that would be fantastic.
I begged my parents to allow me to go. I can’t put the feelings I will get into words if I am accepted into this program. ...I want to make a change in this world
I want to see if medicine is really what I want to do .
When I picked my son up from ASRA last year, he sat in the car and wept, saying, "Mom, I can't believe how much I'm going to miss this place. I had SUCH A GOOD TIME." When I asked why he explained that for the first time in his life, he fit in with kids his own age . His confidence is at an all-time high.
I have SO much fun at ASRA! I love meeting people who are as nerdy as I am. I mean, come on, where else can you learn all day for two weeks straight and come home wishing it was four weeks ?!?
When I saw what was offered I was thrilled. I really loved the fact that there was a Science of Sound module that would be able to tie together two of my favorite things, music and engineering . You guys just keep coming up with new great stuff every year.
Change can start with a small spark, I would like to think that I can be the one to begin fanning the flame that will lead to increased education and a better standard of living for people in my village.
My instructor turned something that could have been two weeks of slightly dull but fascinating programming into two weeks of the eye-opening and exhilarating exploration of new worlds .
I remember sitting in Glacier Bay, talking about water salinity while a glacier calved a few hundred yards away. I could feel what I had learned moving beneath my feet. You cannot be more connected to learning than that .
I think it would be so amazing to learn about archaeology , as you don’t ever really learn much about it in school.
I made friends from all around the world .
Accepting me into your program will also help my parents feel comfortable allowing me to go to UAF.
ASRA is an amazing program that helps educate young adults to become better prepared for college, or even life.
ASRA taught me how to stand, and I want to move the world .
"Maybe the most important thing we can do as scientists in society is not simply sit in our laboratories and crank out data and publications, but share this widely. Not just the information, but the excitement, the joy of discovery." ~ Doug Schamel, ASRA Director 2002-2005
"When it's all put together, ASRA is so much greater than its parts. And when it comes time to leave camp, I am so much more than I was to begin with." - ASRA Student
"Everyone has that place or moment where they think, 'I wish I could stay here forever.' For me, that place is ASRA." - ASRA Student