Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity at UAF



What Is Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity?

URSA supports and develops experiential learning activities for undergraduate students at UAF. It enables students to reach beyond their classes and get in-depth experience. Types of URSA projects could include testing a scientific hypothesis by collecting and analyzing data, creating an original piece of art or music, or developing new technology.


Why undergraduate research and scholarly activity at UAF?

UAF is a national and world leader in climate change and Arctic research. We have the highest number of publications and citations in Arctic research of any university in the world. We are also America's northernmost Land, Sea and Space Grant institution and one of only a handful of universities in the nation with this triple-crown distinction.

Undergraduate research and scholarly activity at UAF covers diverse disciplines ranging from music to climate sciences, anthropology, engineering and life sciences. Our researchers are world-renowned in their fields, and many are engaged in cutting-edge work that has a real impact on how we live. More than 40% of all undergraduate students participate in some form of research or creative activity during their time at UAF.