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    Center ICE is proud to introduce our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellows

    October 11, 2024

    Through RISE-UP funding the Center ICE team offers graduate fellowships to graduate students and postdocs working on innovative projects with the potential to create impact in communities. The team is excited to introduce this semester’s innovation fellows:

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    PhD Student's Summer Project Results in New Ocean Acidification Sensor

    February 14, 2024

    This innovation on a simple sensor will not only help researchers, but because of the proposed cost savings, it could create a much more accessible tool for more than just well-funded scientists. Josianne’s efforts could create more access for remote communities and educators as well. Josianne is currently in the process of licensing her work to an Alaskan company to bring it to not just Alaska, but communities all over the world.

  • Internship application for summer 2024 opening soon!

    November 16, 2023

    Looking for a summer opportunity to work with an Alaskan startup company? Do you want to gain valuable experience in the world of startups and innovation? If so, then the Students to Startups, or S2S, program is for you. Our summer, May–August, internship program pairs University of Alaska students with a startup company.

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    Open applications: Introducing graduate students fellowships

    November 15, 2023

    Center ICE supports two types of fellowships, and we are looking for applicants to apply for each of them for the spring 2024 semester. For graduate students interested in innovation, Center ICE offers an Innovation Fellowship. This fellowship partners with academic departments to combine a 10-hour fellowship with a 10-hour TA-ship through the interested students' department so that students can explore the world of innovation and gain hands-on experience working on innovative projects.

  • New Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic class enrolling for Spring 2024

    November 15, 2023

    In Innovation for Alaska and the Arctic student teams will engage directly with complex, real-world problems from policy, economics, technology, national security and innovation. Students will test hypotheses using a start-up model approach, respond to the needs of the end-users, and focus on evolving the discoveries into implementable solutions.

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    Students and faculty invited to register for DOE EnergyTech UP Collegiate Business Plan competition

    November 14, 2023

    The EnergyTech University Prize (EnergyTech UP) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions is back for its third year! Team registration is open now for students and faculty interested in this exciting skills-building competition. The prize, part of the American-Made program, challenges multidisciplinary student teams to identify high-potential energy technologies, assess their marketability and pitch their strategies for commercialization.

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    Center ICE awards seed funding to prioritize place-based ocean acidification education

    November 14, 2023

    Under a RISE-UP Seed Fund award, researchers Natalie Monacci and Christina Buffington are partnering with Lingít Aaní, or Southeast Alaska, and Sheet’ká, the community of Sitka, on a project that may lead to monitoring and education products that could strengthen UAF enrollment.

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    Up to $20k funding to spark new ideas and amplify research outcomes

    November 07, 2023

    We’re looking for researchers whose work overlaps with our RFP themes and focus areas: resilient energy, earth systems, aerospace and space weather, climate and environmental change, and One Health. Center ICE is supporting up to five awards of $20,000 each.

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    Recruiting startups for the summer 2024 S2S program

    October 18, 2023

    Center ICE is recruiting startup companies to participate in the summer 2024 Students2Startups program. Through this program, some of Alaska’s top college students will spend next summer working at startups, contributing to their development and success while receiving complementary training on innovation and entrepreneurialism.

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    Spark new ideas and broader impact opportunities through Center ICE’s Seed Funding and I-Corps programs

    October 11, 2023

    We’re looking for researchers whose interests and projects overlap with our invitation request for proposal themes and focuses. Center ICE is supporting up to five awards of $15,000 each for research projects focused on impact.