Killik River, Alaska

Quaternary Science is the multi-disciplinary study of geological, biological, climatological and human systems of the past two million years (the Quaternary Period), and the evolution of these systems into present conditions on Earth. The Alaska Quaternary Center (AQC) is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary research and the enhancement of interdisciplinary instruction in Quaternary sciences.


Student Competitions are now OPEN!  Both are due by 5 pm March 19, 2024 

David and Rachel Hopkins Fellowship

AQC Student Travel Grant

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Matanuska glacier blocks