A team of University of Alaska researchers has received a $2.4 million federal grant to study whether the use of renewable power could help small Alaska communities provide food, energy and safe water sustainably.
The Alaska Business Week (ABW) board of directors has selected Andy Rogers as the program’s Executive Director. Rogers replaces long-time director Nicole Schuh who is pursuing opportunities out of state.
Warrior Western Weekend hosted by Alaska’s Healing Hearts is being held September 30th at the Elk’s Lodge Camp in Sutton and they are looking for volunteers! Military members, veterans, and their families will be coming out to enjoy equine events, cowboy action shooting, ATV rides, archery, outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts, and good old cowboy recreation.
Free screenings of a new documentary that highlights climate change in Alaska will be offered Sept. 27-30 in Fairbanks, Palmer, Anchorage and Kotzebue.
Speaking at a conference in coastal Texas last fall, a researcher from Florida mentioned with relief that her home was 13 feet above sea level. That seemed curious to me, a middle Alaskan living at 500 feet, but then she mentioned the millions of other Floridians whose homes sit less than 10 feet above sea level, and were more vulnerable to storm surge.
The Alaska Community Foundation is pleased to announce academic scholarship awards to 57 students from across the state. These scholarships, created by caring community members who want to make a lasting impact in Alaska, provide financial support to students pursing different academic disciplines, ranging from the sciences, technology, music, education, and even the culinary arts. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $37,500, with some providing multi-year support.
Many surveys ask people to assign a value to some specific thing, often by estimating how much they’d be willing to pay for it. But researchers recognize there can be a difference between what people say they would pay, and what they would actually pay, if in fact they had to buy something. Economists call this “hypothetical bias,” and they use various ways to try to overcome it.
The Fairbanks community can explore career and education opportunities in a wide range of health care areas on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the sixth annual Alaska Interior Medical Education Summit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The event is free, but preregistration is required.
The 2017 YWCA Alaska/BP Women of Achievement awardees have been selected. After carefully reviewing all nominations, an independent selection committee chose to recognize the following ten women who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and excellence in their professional and personal endeavors, as well as their contributions to the larger community.