About URSA

At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, URSA supports, develops and institutionalizes UAF's diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative scholarship.

At all levels, URSA aims to improve skills in critical thinking and communication and to engender a culture of life-long learning among all students, as well as enhance preparation and education of students who will fill the needs of Alaska’s 21st century workforce and society.
URSA is UAF’s resource for the development and promotion of experiential learning activities that engage undergraduate students to support UAF’s goal to become a leading student-focused research university.
Building on existing efforts and capacities, URSA enables UAF students to pursue varying levels of research engagement from a single credit of first-year seminar to independent scholarly investigations or a senior thesis including BFA exhibit or performance.

Weekly Research Showcase

Join us for UAF Research Showcase every Wednesday at 5:30 pm in Schaible Auditorium for an overview of the diversity of research and creative scholarship at UAF. Enjoy free parking on campus after 5 pm. Click on the following links to see archived videos of Research Showcase: Spring 2014Fall 2013 and Spring 2013. Videos of current semester presentations are being recorded, but due to technical difficulties they are not yet available for public viewing. Once the problem has been resolved, a link to Fall 2014 Research Showcase will be posted here.

URSA Events Calendar

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