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Climate Services for Alaska
Seeking 1 student, junior or senior in the fall of 2017.
This position is a great opportunity to work with climate scientists at UAF and the Western Regional Climate Science Center. This project will focus on specific climate products that Alaska needs right now so the student can see what it takes to execute climate science and then make it ready for the public.
This is a one-year project funded by the Western Regional Climate Center to develop climate services for Alaska. Climate services communicate the best possible climate science information to the public and include climatologies of weather parameters and seasonal forecasting tools. This project will initially focus on developing for Alaska: (1) high resolution daily to monthly climatologies of temperature, precipitation, winds, etc., (2) climatologies of aviation weather variables at airports, and (3) snow depth climate data products.
For the 2017-18 spring and fall semesters. Summer 2018 employment may be possible too.
Initial focus will be on the aviation climatology, which will require downloading weather station data, and then organizing and evaluating the data. An upper-level student in a physical sciences major who is interested in climate science is desired. Some experience with a programming language like python or C or Fortran is desired but not required, however having a willingness and ability to learn such a language on the job will be essential. GIS or other mapping skills would also be helpful but are not required.
This position will be paid at the student assistant level ($10.50/hr)
VIrtual Reality Lab Assistants in Tok and Fairbanks
This position will assist UAF School of Management Virtual Reality Lab researchers in facilitating a new virtual reality research fitness laboratory within the Pogo Mine Learning Center. The goal of this project is to conduct feasibility pilot research relating to the health impact virtual reality gaming can have on rural Alaskan community fitness.
Approximately 10 hours a week during academic semesters, some morning SOM VR Lab hours, various afternoon meetings, and occasional evening SOM VR Lab Hours from 5-9pm. There are additional opportunities for employment during academic breaks.
Student C position in Fairbanks, click here for details.
Two additional Student C positions are available in Tok, Alaska. Click here for details.
These positions will assist UAF School of Management Virtual Reality Lab researchers in facilitating a new virtual reality research fitness laboratory at the UAF Tok Center. The goal of this project is to conduct pilot research relating to the health impact virtual reality gaming can have on rural Alaskan community fitness.
Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis of forest cover and climate data in Interior Alaska
Seeking 2 students, any year of study, willing to learn and work on GIS, climate and wildlife data.
This project provides opportunities for students to explore and work-up specific forestry and climate GIS data for birds and habitats in Interior Alaska.
Students will gain experience in learning geographic information systems (GIS, ArcGIS or QGIS), insights into landscape ecology, bird, habitat and climate management issues, and digital data skills for Alaska. Office space, hardware and software provided.
R skills would ideal, or at least a willingness to learn
None provided. Students would need to seek funding from URSA Project application or find another source if they require funding. Project coordinator would help with the process.
Plant Genetics and Hybridization
Associate Professor of Botany and Curator of the Herbarium (ALA), UA Museum
This study will expand our understanding of the role of glacial cycles in producing genetic and taxonomic diversity by untangling the complex network of divergences and hybridization events that have generated diversity in a Beringian polyploid complex. Learn state-of-the art
molecular sequencing techniques to better understand plant biodiversity in Alaska and visit some amazing field sites in the Aleutians.
317 Akasofu Building
Implementation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solver oriented to unmanned aircraft systems development. CFD codes are used to numerically solve the fluid the around wings and aircraft body to compute lifting, drag and momentum in dynamic flying conditions and control. Familiarity with C language and Python is preferred. Students from Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mathematics and Physics are encourage to apply.
Entrepreneurialism - Science and Engineering Technology Development
UAF’s office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization (OIPC)
- Encourage invention and innovation at UAF. Protect the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of UAF by patent, copyright, or other means. Transfer the results of UAF research to the public by bringing researchers and the business community together in a relationship of mutual advantage.
- Generate income for future research and education.
- Contribute to local, state, regional and national business competitiveness and economic development.