UAF Center for Research Services

The development and oversight of research at UAF is provided by the Center for Research Services. The center was formerly known as the Office of the Vice Provost for Research. The Center for Research Services is home to the UAF's research administration offices. Under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for Research, the center administers UAF's research activities. Post-award services are provided by Grant and Contract Services. From biology to nanotechnology, UAF is a major center for circumpolar research and offers valuable opportunities for students to play a role in leading scientific developments.

For more information contact Jenn Wagaman at 474-5082 or jewagaman@alaska.edu.


American Indian Science & Engineering Society

University of Alaska Fairbanks Chapter

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a private non-profit organization, which nurtures building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for Alaska Natives and American Indians to pursue studies in science, engineering technology and other academic areas. These graduates will be able to assume roles in which Native leaders manage and develop their lands and resources.


The National AISES organization was formed in 1977 by a group of American Indian scientists and engineers. Current AISES membership includes over 3400 members composed of scientists, researchers, engineers, college and pre-college students. There are over 150 college chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada. AISES programs include the national American Indian science fair, pre-college summer academic programs, teacher training, a K-12 education newsletter, an environmental camp, curriculum development such as the Science of Alcohol modules, a book catalog, and the Winds of Change magazine. The majority of AISES resources are used to support college students.


Alaska Natives Into Psychology (ANPsych)

The primary purpose of ANPsych is to increase the number of Alaska Native and American Indian Psychologists and other behavioral health professionals.

Alaska Natives Into Psychology (ANPsych) is a federally funded project with the mission of addressing the significant shortages of Alaska native and American Indian psychologists and other behavioral health professionals in Alaska, specifically in rural Alaska. AnPSych is housed in the UAF and UAA Psychology Departments.

In an effort to increase the number of trained Alaska Natives and American Indians in the field of behavioral health, ANPsych offers scholarships, tuition waivers, mentorship’s, tutoring, cultural and social support, and skill enhancement workshops to Native students majoring in psychology. In addition, ANPsych staff meet with high school students and community members to provide information about the field of behavioral health.

Our Objectives

  • To recruit, retain, and mentor Native students in the field of Psychology.
  • To provide outreach to high schools, rural campuses of UA, and Native Corporations and communities.
  • To provide student support: Cultural, social, academic, and networking.
  • To support Native Doctoral Students in the Joint Ph.D. program in Clincal-Community Psychology with Rural, Indigenous Emphasis
 

American Society of Civil Engineers - Student Chapter

The UAF Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is open to any UAF student enrolled in the civil engineering program. The purpose of ASCE is to provide a network of engineering students and faculty, promote undergraduate research at UAF, and allow students and faculty to participate in educational community service, and social events. ASCE provides an opportunity for students to meet with faculty and join a student network outside of the classroom. These relationships result in encouragement, role models, and valuable contacts as student’s progress toward their educational and professional goals.

ASCE provides members with information about the engineering department and classes; provides opportunities for students to participate in engineering-related service projects (such as judging at local science fairs); and provides a number of social events for members to increase cohesion among engineering students. In addition, members have the opportunity to compete on regional and national competitions, such as the Steel Bridge Competition.

The membership fee for ASCE is $5.00 per semester. To become a member, contact the faculty advisor or simply attend a meeting.


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The student chapter of ASME, in partnership with local and national chapters, works to further the profession of Mechanical Engineering through professional development, education, and networking. Typical meetings include speakers from the industry, field trips, and food! All students with an interest in Mechanical Engineering are encouraged to attend. We do not discriminate against anyone.

Student Organization Meeting Time: Third Tuesday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location : UAF Campus -- Varies, frequently Duckering 531 or 535

Student Organization Email: fskmj9@uaf.edu

Click here to learn more about ASME.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Chapter

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a student organization open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in an electrical engineering or computer science related program, and to any student at UAF interested in electrical engineering. IEEE provides an opportunity for students to meet with faculty and join a student network outside of the classroom. These relationships result in encouragement, role models, and valuable contacts as student’s progress toward their educational and professional goals.

UAF's IEEE student chapter invites professionals to give presentations and conduct workshops. As IEEE members, students take tours and field trips of industries and businesses that employ electrical engineers. UAF IEEE members have the opportunity to compete with students from other schools in several engineering related contests.

IEEE student membership is $30 per year. Meetings take place once per month, generally in the Duckering Building. To become a member, contact the faculty advisor or simply attend a meeting.

Charles Mayer
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Duckering Bldg Room 219
Fairbanks, AK 99775
907-474-6091
ffcem@uaf.edu


Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society

University of Alaska Fairbanks—Phi Nu

The UAF Student Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society (Tri-Beta) is open to any UAF student enrolled in a biology or biochemistry program with at least a 3.0 GPA and a sophomore status. Other interested students can join as associate members. The purpose of Tri-Beta is to provide a network of biology students and faculty, promote undergraduate research at UAF, and allow students and faculty to participate in educational, community service, and social events. Tri-Beta provides an opportunity for students to meet with faculty and join a student network outside of the classroom. These relationships result in encouragement, role models, and valuable contacts as student’s progress toward their educational and professional goals.

Tri-Beta provides members with information about the biology department and classes; provides opportunities for students to participate in biology-related service projects (such as judging at local science fairs); and provides a number of social events for members to increase cohesion among biology students. Benefits of membership include increased contact with other biology students, better information about the biology department at UAF, more information about research opportunities, and exposure to careers in biology outside of academics. In addition, students receive a journal. Biosis, that publishes undergraduate research projects. National Tri-Beta holds annual conferences that all members can attend to increase communication across universities.

The membership fee for Tri-Beta is $30; this fee is an initiation fee and provides members with a lifetime membership. Associate membership fees are $20. To become a member, contact the president or simply attend a meeting.

Christa Mulder, Faculty Advisor
Department of Biology and Wildlife and IAB
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phone: 907-474-7152
Email: ffcpm2@uaf.edu

Visit the national Beta Beta Beta site here.


FFA

FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is an integral part of agriscience and natural resource education programs throughout Alaska at middle school, secondary and post secondary institutions. Federally chartered in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture.

Student members are instructed in a wide range of education and leadership curriculum and engaged in FFA activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in agriculture and natural resources management. For more information, contact Jeff Werner: 474-6932 or jwwerner@alaska.edu


Geography Club

UAF Geography Club is a fun and exciting organization aimed at getting students interested and involved with geography as a science and study area right here in Alaska.

Regular meetings of the Geography Club are the FIRST TUESDAY of every month at 1:00 PM in 344 Duckering,

Special speakers are scheduled for the THIRD TUESDAY of every month at 1:00 PM in 344 Duckering,

Click here to learn more about the Geography program at UAF.

Email: paheiser@alaska.edu


Alaska Quaternary Center

Seward Peninsula and Kotzebue Sound with airports, villages, and field sites. (Shane Brodie, 2004)

The Alaska Quaternary Center (AQC) is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the enhancement of interdisciplinary instruction in Quaternary sciences.

Alaska Quaternary Center

373 Reichardt Building
900 Yukon Dr.
PO Box 75-5940
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-5940

Phone: (907) 474-5033
Fax: (907) 474-5101
E-mail: fyaqc@uaf.edu

Also see Friends of the Pleistocene!


Association of General Contractors Student Chapter

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) introduces students into construction practices. Most of the students in AGC are civil engineering majors however any dicipline is welcome. Every year the students in AGC design and construct the Ice Arch displayed on campus.

Student Organization Meeting Time: 1:00 every other Thursday
Location : UAF Campus, 252 Duckering

Student Organization Email: fsdlg@uaf.edu


Geosciences Club

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geoscience Club is a student organization open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in any filed of geology or geophysics. The Geoscience Club provides an opportunity for students to join a student network outside of the classroom and have a collective voice in the department. These relationships result in encouragement, role models, and valuable contacts as students progress toward their educational and professional goals.

The Geosciences Club provides a fun environment and activities such as outdoor recreation; geology related field trips and excursions, as well as social events for students and faculty. Members of the Geosciences Club have the opportunity to organize and participate in education outreach activities with K-12 classrooms. There is no registration or membership fee; to become a member, contact geology@uaf.edu or simply attend a meeting.


Physics Journal Club

Meets Fridays at 3:45 in the Globe Room, Elvey Building.

Check the journal club website for the titles and abstract of upcoming events. If any are missing, check back - they will be posted as soon as they are known.

To schedule a Journal Club presentation please contact Chung-Sang Ng or David Newman

Email: physics@uaf.edu
Phone: (907) 474-7339


Polar Aeronomy and Radio Science Summer School

Each summer the UAF Geophysical Institute hosts a Polar Aeronomy and Radio Science (PARS) Summer School, which provides instruction and hands-on experimental experience for students and their graduate advisors. This school is supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the Upper Atmosphere Program of the National Science Foundation. Instructional activities over a two week period with opportunities for hands-on observational experiments at Poker Flat research range and the HAARP Gakona Observatory.

The PARS Summer School provides an opportunity for students to study the upper atmosphere and ionosphere at polar latitudes with practical experience built into the learning process. The theme of the school is Incoherent-Scatter RADAR and AMISR. Instruction will cover radar basics, incoherent-scatter theory, radar experiment techniques, the characteristics of the ionosphere and atmosphere which is the target observed by ISR, and finally ISR observations of ionospheric modification experiments.

Students are invited to apply for enrollment by submission of a proposal for a project that could be undertaken either at Poker Flat Research Range or Gakona Observatory. The basis for selection will be the proposals submitted. Applications will be ranked according to merit. Credits will be given for investigations with a well defined question to be answered and a plan which offers a good chance of substantial results using the observations to be made during the school.

Bill Bristow
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Geophysical Institute
P.O. Box 757320
Fairbanks, AK 99775
ffwab@uaf.edu


Resource Management Society

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Resource Management Society (RMS) is a student organization open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in natural resource management and to any student at UAF concerned with the management of natural resources or other environmental issues. RMS provides an opportunity for students to meet with faculty and join a student network outside of the classroom. RMS collaborates with other UAF groups and student organizations, provides information on related jobs and invites guest speakers from a wide variety of resource management professions. These relationships result in encouragement, role models, and valuable contacts as students progress toward their educational and professional goals.

Annually, the members of RMS plan and facilitate a panel discussion or invited lecture on current statewide natural resource management issues. RMS invites local professionals that represent both sides of the issue and the discussion is open to the UAF and Fairbanks community. In addition, RMS assists in the organization of the UAF School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences Annual Farthest North Forest Sports Festival. RMS provides a fun environment and activities such as outdoor recreation, faculty-hosted bonfires and potlucks for all members and participants. There is no registration or membership fee; to become a member, contact the faculty advisor or simply attend a meeting.

Dave Valentine
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 757200
309 O'Neill
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-7614
Fax: 907-474-6184
email: ffdvw@uaf.edu

Visit the School of Natural Resources & Agricultural Sciences -- Department of Resources Management Website.


Society of Women Engineers Student Chapter

The University of Alaska Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a student organization open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in engineering and to any student at UAF dedicated to the advancement of women in the engineering profession. The UAF Student Chapter is a member of the National Society of Women Engineers, the largest non-profit educational and service organization representing both student and professional women in engineering and technical fields. SWE encourages women to achieve full potential in their education and careers as engineers and leaders.

SWE provides an opportunity for students to meet with faculty and join a student network outside of the classroom. SWE organizes annual panel discussions where female faculty from the UAF College of Engineering and Mines are invited to discuss issues facing women in engineering professions, provides information on related jobs, organizes tours of local engineering/construction projects and invites guest speakers from a wide variety of engineering professions. These relationships result in encouragement, role models, and valuable contacts as students progress toward their educational and professional goals.

In addition, members are involved in a variety of community service activities such as tutoring, mentoring and judging at science fairs or competitions. SWE provides a fun environment and activities such as fundraisers and member-hosted potlucks for all members and participants. To become a member, contact the chapter president or simply attend a meeting. Meetings are held once a month during the academic school year in the Duckering Building.


Carolyn Curley, Chapter President
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-488-5804
cdwwench@aol.com

Wei (Wendy) Zhou, Faculty Advisor
University of Alaska Fairbanks
P.O. Box 755800
Fairbanks. AK 99775
Phone:907-474-5928
Fax:907-474-6635
ffwz@uaf.edu

Click here to visit the national site.


Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society

As the northernmost student chapter in the country, UAF's Wildlife Society has a unique opportunity to learn in a 365 million acre classroom. The wilderness of this great state is as diverse as its people and every day is an adventure.

Our chapter is open to all majors, and our members strive to encourage research, community outreach, and professionalism in the fields of wildlife biology and natural resource management.

For more information, contact: fbscwlf@uaf.edu


UAF Sustainability

Green Student Groups

RISE (Review of Infrastruture, Sustainability and Energy) was created in the fall of 2009 to maximize the use of the SIREN (Student Initiative for Sustainable Energy Now). Email sustainability@asuaf.org for more information.

The Sustainable Campus Task Force is one of the best ways to get involved in the "green movement" at UAF. This student-run organization pushes hard to bring real change in the UAF community. Email sctfuaf@gmail.com for more information.

ASUAF Sustainability and Recycling maintains the black recycling containers around the UAF campus.