URSA announces 2024 Innovative Technology and Education Award recipients

The UAF Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity has recognized 19 individuals who received a 2024 Innovative Technology and Education award.

The following are this year's recipients:

  • Samuel Alexander, Alaska Native Language Center: Recording lab for student-led revitalization of Alaska Native languages
  • Tate Barhaug, Makerspace: CNC Milling and Large Scale 3D Printing: The Future of the UAF Makerspace
  • Leah Brown, Secondary Education: Meeting OWL 3 conference camera for equitable instruction in hybrid classes
  • Tammy Buonasera, Anthropology: Equipment for Proteomic Research and Student Training: Applications to Human Skeletal Remains and Archaeological Materials
  • Patricia Carlson, Art: Do you see what I see? Magnifying Jewelry Instruction
  • Bryant Chow, Geophysical Institute: Upgrading a high-precision gravimeter for improved hands-on lab experience in an undergraduate geophysics course
  • Shannon Doherty, Oceanography: iPad for Interactive Oceanography Lectures
  • Alex Gagne-Hawes, Theatre and Film: Speaker for the House
  • Matthew Gilbert, Biology and Wildlife: Personal electrocardiogram (EKG) monitors to enhance undergraduate education in physiology
  • Scott Hansen, Music: McGown Room Classroom AV
  • Cecile Lardon, Psychology: Testing an ePortfolio approach to outcomes assessment
  • J. Jason Lazarus, Art: New Photography, Videography & Graphic Arts Computers for ART's Shared Lab Space
  • Quetzal Luebke-Laroque, Electrical Engineering: Upgrading a Vacuum Chamber with a Residual Gas Analyzer
  • Charles Mason, Science and Environmental Journalism: Digital Video Cameras for SEJ Students
  • Michael Roddewig, Electrical and Computer Engineering: Acquiring a State-of-the-Art Development Platform to Modernize the Undergraduate Digital Signal Processing Learning Experience
  • Bree Smith, Biological Sciences (Mentor: Todd Brinkman): Identifying the Presence of Little Brown Bats on UAF North Campus and Trail System
  • Joseph Storm, Physics: Physics Lab Computers
  • Diane Wagner, Biology and Wildlife: Mini-temperature loggers for undergraduate inquiry
  • Eli Wilson, Alaska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit: HOBO TidbiT MX Temperature and Water Presence Loggers

URSA's Innovative Technology and Education Awards open each spring term and offer up to $5,000 to support purchases of technology-related equipment, or software to be used in student-based instruction and/or research or project work. ITE funds may be awarded in addition to other URSA awards in any given academic year. ITE awardees may only receive an URSA ITE award two out of every three years. Funds for these awards come from a percentage of student fees.

Contact the URSA office with questions: uaf-ursa@alaska.edu, 907-450-8772