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Alaska: Award Highlights

See what exciting research and education has been funded by NSF in each state or U.S. territory.  Award Highlights provide a snapshot about select NSF awards and their impacts.

20 Award Highlights found :: Alaska

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snapshot of horizontal displacement surface waves from the 2012 sumatra earthquake

The birth of an earthquake

The start of one quake influences subsequent, related quakes ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

a designer sculpts a waterway in the sand using an augmented-reality sandbox

No ordinary sandbox

Augmented-reality sandbox generates interest in geography and geology...

Research Areas: Education, Computing

an expedition member during 2011 ascent of mount kilimanjaro

A mountain view of biomes and ice caps

Teachers atop Mount Kilimanjaro discuss climate change with students around the globe...

Research Areas: Education

remains of a bristol bay fishing boat in dillingham alaska

Big science comes to tiny fishing town

Alaska's Dillingham hosts two major science conferences...

Research Areas: Education

instructor explains tree ring measurements to students

The Giving Tree

A single birch tree provides countless opportunities for exploration...

Research Areas: Education

Hayes Island Franz Josef Land Russia

An Intimate Affair: Sea Ice and Vegetation

Melting sea ice alters arctic vegetation patterns....

Research Areas: Polar, Earth & Environment

researchers at a dig site

Burial Remains Give Clues About Ice Age Culture

Child's cremated remains are the oldest in northern North America....

Research Areas: Polar, People & Society

Jordan Lewis

Aging Well in Rural Alaska

Remaining in their own villages and engaging in community activities keeps elders sharp....

Research Areas: People & Society

plastic residues

Monitoring Plastic Residues in Alaskan Marine Life

Chemistry tools help track concentrations of BPA in sea creatures....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Polar

scenic image, part of Investi-gator photo contest

Scientists Launch Journal for Upper Elementary School Students

The Investi-gator offers accessible science writing to younger audience ...

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Education, Biology

Blogging from the Arctic

New Website Brings Arctic Research to Our Desktops

Videos, blogs and more straight from remote field sites...

Research Areas: Polar, Education, People & Society, Biology, Earth & Environment

Eklutna Lake

'Living on Earth' Workshop at the University of Alaska

A workshop on social-ecological systems was organized by Alaska's EPSCoR program in May 2009....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, People & Society, Education

Image of Inuit people

Migration Research Helps Predict Changes in Arctic Population

Social scientists from Alaska and Canada are engaged in a research effort to understand the determinants of the modern migration behavior of the Inuit people of the North American Arctic....

Research Areas: Polar, People & Society

Image of an Alaskan landscape

Barrow, Alaska to Oaxaca, Mexico: Indigenous Students Learn About Their Environments through Climate Change Research

A cultural exchange program devised by an NSF-funded anthropologist and the I¿¿upiat community in Barrow, Alaska allows indigenous students from Mexico and Alaska to learn together about the diversity of ecosystems and cultures, enriching their appreciation of their local environments while developing a more profound understanding of global environmental processes....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment, Education

Image of sea ice

Embedded Sea Ice Model with Tidal Forcing May Improve Climate Projections

University of Alaska researchers developed a numerical model of the ice-covered Arctic ocean that includes tides. ...

Research Areas: Polar, Earth & Environment

Illustration of permafrost carbon cycle

The Impact of Melting Permafrost on the Global Carbon Cycle

A group of researchers has brought together current information on permafrost carbon with the aim of improving our knowledge on the risks from permafrost melting....

Research Areas: Earth & Environment

Illustration of language around the globe

Documenting the Endangered Tlingit Language of Alaska

Linguists Keri Edwards and Richard Dauenhauer from the Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau, Alaska, have extended the documentation of the Tlingit language....

Research Areas: People & Society

Arctic Long-Term Ecological Research Center

Winter Research Capability at Toolik Field Station, Alaska

Recently, scientists have increasingly recognized the compelling need for winter studies, despite the logistical challenges....

Research Areas: Polar, Earth & Environment

Students holding glacier samples.

A Discovery of Glacial Proportions

A chance discovery by Alaska EPSCoR researchers is rewriting the geologic history of Alaska's Arctic Coastal Plain....

Research Areas: Polar

Illustration of permafrost carbon cycle

Students Involved in Research on Permafrost in Alaska

The Permafrost/Active Layer Monitoring Program is an ongoing project to establish long-term permafrost and active layer monitoring sites adjacent to schools in Alaska and in the circumpolar permafrost region....

Research Areas: Education, Earth & Environment

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