Category: Science & Tech

UAF scientists determine the future of Arctic walrus

UAF scientists determine the future of Arctic walrus

  Researchers at UAF in the Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC) are using thousand-year-old walrus bones to learn if walruses today will adapt to climate change. Nicole Misarti, a Research Assistant Professor with...

Life in water colder than ice

Life in water colder than ice

On Wednesday night, Sept. 7, visiting scientists Christina Cheng and Art Devries gave a lecture on how polar fishes avoid freezing in their icy environments. Devries opened with an anecdote about how other organisms...

Lecture preview: Visiting scientists discuss living antifreeze

Lecture preview: Visiting scientists discuss living antifreeze

Christina Cheng and Art Devries, scientists visiting UAF from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are giving several lectures on Sept. 6 and 7. Their lectures will focus on the arduous survival of fish...

URSA isn’t just for science

URSA isn’t just for science

UAF is a hotbed of student research with 43 percent of undergraduate students completing a research, thesis or honors project for the 2014 – 2015 year, according to the UAF Facts and Figures page....

Science around campus

Science around campus

UAF is known for its scientific research and community and it is home to an array of different clubs and organizations that support that community. Every year various university organizations hold public lectures. Three...

Arctic Science Summit Week comes to UAF

Arctic Science Summit Week comes to UAF

Josh Hartman / Sun Star Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW), which is held every year in a different country, will be at UAF this year. The summit includes International Arctic Assembly Day which is Tuesday,...

UAF scientists ‘play the HAARP’

Josh Hartman / Sun Star The High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) has long been speculated about by conspiracy theorists. Theories include everything from the facility controlling the weather to causing earthquakes. The research that...