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February 2016

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UAF Engineering Building

Every semester, incoming engineering students crowd into Room 252 of the Duckering Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) campus to take their first required engineering class, ES101. The classroom seats eighty, but with more than two hundred incoming engineering students every year it can get cozy, even with multiple class sessions scheduled.

Engineer of the Year Nominees

Every year nominees from local engineering professional societies are recognized and considered for the Alaska Engineer of the Year Award.

Does Your Business Need to Scale Back in 2016?

It comes as no surprise that Alaska businesses are looking for ways to scale back in 2016 given our state’s precarious economic climate.

‘Engineers Make a World of Difference’

What would we do without engineers? It would be impossible without them; with them—anything is possible.

Alaskan Student Ambassadors Go to China

Last summer nine highly motivated and adventurous University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) students ventured into China as the inaugural class for a pioneering new Economics course: “Globalization and China Economy and Business.

Recap of the Paris Climate Agreement

Keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), demand transparency in emissions, and hold all nations to some degree of legal accountability—were at the top of the list of 2015 United Nations Climate Conference: Conference Of Parties 21, or COP21, held in Paris and attended by representatives of more than 190 nations, including the United States.

The Polar Code

On May 15, 2015, the United Nations International Maritime Organization, better known as the IMO, released the final draft of the Polar Code-a significant piece of international legislation intended to cover the full range of shipping-related safety and environmental matters relevant to the Arctic and Antarctic waters.
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