2019 Engineer of the Year Nominees

The 2019 Engineer of the Year nominees are: Amy Mestas (PDC Engineers); Katie Johnson (Coffman Engineers); Bradley Sordahl (MBA Consulting); Erica Jensen (CRW Engineering); and Nicole Knox (R&M Consultants).

Latest News

GCI Announces Recipients of 2019 Nonprofit Partnership Program

GCI announced the recipients of its 2019 philanthropy campaign – 12 nonprofit organizations that work to improve the lives of Alaskans across the state. Each of the 12 nonprofits will be highlighted by GCI during a monthly “spotlight” campaign that includes promotional signs and digital displays at GCI’s 30+ retail stores, features on GCI social media channels and promotion on iHeart radio stations.

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Jabbing Sensors into the Denali Fault

The Denali Fault is a weak spot in Earth’s crust that has maintained a frown across the middle of Alaska with its continual jerky movement. Ten scientists are performing fieldwork here, where they are driving 400 seismometers into frozen soil.

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A School of Education in Need of Re-Accreditation

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation requirements, I have been focused on what we need to do to improve and reapply for full accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. UAA can reapply for accreditation in January 2020, and we believe that we will be ready.

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February 2019

February 2019

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ComFish Alaska

March 28 - March 30

ComFish is the largest commercial fishing show in Alaska and the longest running fisheries trade show in the state, now in its 40th year, bringing together gear vendors, government agencies, and nonprofits involved in every aspect of commercial fishing.

 

Employment First Job Fair

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

EMPLOYMENT FIRST JOB FAIR is facilitated by BEST (Business Employment Services Team)

Featured Events

ASTE Annual Conference

February 16 – February 19

Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage: This is the educational technology conference of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education. This year’s theme: Unplugg.

The Alaska Railroad Fur Rondy Express

February 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 p.m.

Onboard the kid’s Fur Rondy Express, passengers will enjoy Alaska-size fun, including entertainment from a bluegrass band, an Alaska Native performance group, a balloon artist, a gold panning game, coloring contest and raffle prizes.

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ASTE Annual Conference

February 16 - February 19
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The Alaska Railroad Fur Rondy Express

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tue 26

TWS Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting

February 26 - February 28

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Industry Featured

A School of Education in Need of Re-Accreditation

From the moment I learned that the programs for initial licensure within the University of Alaska Anchorage’s School of Education did not meet accreditation requirements, I have been focused on what we need to do to improve and reapply for full accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. UAA can reapply for accreditation in January 2020, and we believe that we will be ready.

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In This Issue

2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness

February 2019

Nominated by the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness is a fire protection engineer and project manager at PDC Engineers, an Alaska-based firm with five offices and more than one hundred employees. Ness always knew she wanted to be an engineer and, after moving here in 2013, found in Alaska the happy combination of her many loves: a brilliant husband, ample opportunities for solitary fishing excursions, and the ability to pursue her passion to make the world a little more fire resistant.