The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ drone program is conducting testing to be able to fly unmanned and manned aircraft simultaneously. The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration, ACAUSI, is at Bradly Sky-Ranch Airport where they have three ground radars set up and one on a drone that is flying near the runway.
Civil Air Patrol cadets from around the country are in Alaska to take part in glider and powered flight academies. There are 18 cadets flying in the glider academy and 10 in the powered, plus 15 adults volunteering to help with the training.
Becoming a veterinarian is a long and difficult journey, especially for people living in Alaska. However, a collaborative program offered by UAF provides a dedicated avenue for prospective vet students.
The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is asking for your help in answering the question, ‘What are the biggest needs in Alaska given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning?’.
According to a press release issued on Thursday, the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is lifting it’s mask mandate for adults and students 16 years or older, in line with the updated CDC guidelines that were recently released.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District decided in January of 2020 not to renew their long term contract with the school bus transportation provider: First Student Inc., ultimately awarding the contract to Durham School Services.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District has appointed Karen Melin, to serve as the interim superintendent for the upcoming school year. In a Q&A, we asked the temporary superintendent what her plans are as the leader of the local school system.
An international team of researchers have made a key discovery related to the alien aurora that can be found in the skies of Jupiter. Peter Delamere, Professor of Space Physics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and co-author of a recent paper revealing these findings detailed the research.
Jean-Pierre Desforgesis is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at McGill University, and part of an international team of researchers who have studies narwhals to determine that Human emissions have led to a sharp rise in the presence of mercury in the oceans over the last few decades.
Sometimes the best way to make predictions about the future is to look to the past. For this Sci-Friday we take a look at what prompted a seismologist to track down details on some shaking that happened on a nice fall day over a hundred and twenty years ago.
Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, Director of UAF’s Center for One Health research discussed the utility of the One Health scientific approach in confronting modern scientific problems, such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This morning the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board deliberated over how to proceed in the search for a new district superintendent. The board ultimately has decided to move forward hiring an interim superintendent, either a certified superintendent, or a chief school administrator to serve and lead the district for the next year.
When Hunter Elementary principal Jane Bedford arrived at the school this morning, she noticed what appeared to be damage on the roof of the school’s library caused by heavy snow load. The district office was contacted, and maintenance crews were sent to Hunter, to assess the situation.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education unanimously voted to suspend the search for a new district superintendent. They will no longer be moving forward with finalists Justin Barnes, Vickie Cartwright, or Corey Weiss.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board will soon convene to select a new superintendent. As the district's budget declines in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, each candidate talked about how they would work to manage this situation.
Schools in Fairbanks have seen an influx of students returning to in-person education, and even with some students choosing to remain in remote learning. Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board President Tim Doran gives an update on his perspective on the current state of reopened schools across Fairbanks.
Last year Durham School services was awarded a 10 year school bus contract for the Fairbanks North Star Borough school district, and are introducing a new fleet of buses to serve district affiliated schools.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute’s free Science for Alaska Lecture Series continues tomorrow, featuring the work of five graduate students in the form of short, eight-minute long flash-talks. They will present on research topics ranging from oceanography to the exploration of Venus. One of these short flash-talks will be presented by Ph.D. student Skye Kushner on his work measuring gases from Alaska volcanoes.
Dr. Catherine Cahill, director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration, or ACUASI, with the UAF Geophysical Institute was recently appointed to the Federal Aviation Administrations Drone Advisory Committee.
The free public Science for Alaska lecture series hosted by the Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will run over the course of the next 6 weeks, with a new lecture taking place at 7:00PM every Tuesday. The first in the series is “Going with the floe: A year adrift in the Arctic ice pack”, by Sea Ice Geophysicist Melinda Webster, who recently returned from the largest and most extensive Arctic expedition ever undertaken, MOSAiC.