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From Germany to Alaska to D.C., a Knauss fellow charts a new path through the pandemic

Senator Lisa Murkowski poses with Knauss fellow Ann-Christine Zinkann

The John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship offers a professional opportunity to graduate students with an interest in national policies that affect ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. Every year, successful applicants from around the country are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government for a one-year paid fellowship…

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Kodiak local gets research experience through new internship

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Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion in coastal and marine science, education, policy and decision-making is an important priority for Alaska Sea Grant. One way we are advancing this priority is through the Community Engaged Internship program (CEI), a 10-week paid summer internship for undergraduate students from underrepresented and Indigenous communities. The program provides training and…

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Alaska Sea Grant welcomes two students to the staff

Kyla Hammond and Robert Fuerstenau side by side photos

Two undergraduate students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks have recently joined Alaska Sea Grant in the Fairbanks office. Robert Fuerstenau and Kyla Hammond are assisting staff and faculty with administrative and communications projects, including working in the Alaska Sea Grant bookstore, organizing photos and publications, helping with videos and the Alaska Sea Grant YouTube…

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Alaska Sea Grant accepting state and national fellowship applications

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Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Alaska Sea Grant is soliciting applications for the 2021 Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship Program. The program provides a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested in science or policy that affects Alaska’s marine and coastal resources.  The 12-month paid state fellowship program matches highly motivated and qualified…

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Adapting summer science camp during the pandemic

Three girls examine the base of a big tree

The current pandemic is impacting not only the country’s economy and healthcare industry, but also children’s social and educational opportunities. Recognizing this, Alaska Sea Grant’s Sunny Rice set out to adapt the Petersburg Summer Science Camp, using electronic communications in place of normal in-person gathering. Science kits were provided by the Petersburg Public Library for…

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Alaska fellowship program welcomes four new graduate students

Alaska Sea Grant welcomes four incoming fellows to the Alaska Sea Grant State Fellowship program. The year-long fellowship program recruits talented young professionals from within Alaska and across the country for marine science and policy-related professional opportunities in Alaska.   Nicole LaRoche Nicole LaRoche is starting her fellowship with the National Park Service in Anchorage in…

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Mourning the loss of UAF graduate Sean Brennan

Alaska Sea Grant’s faculty and staff are mourning the loss of Sean R. Brennan, a PhD graduate of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A father of three, Brennan was killed in a ski accident in Alta, Utah, on January 2, 2020. The Seattle resident was 37. At UAF, Brennan focused his PhD research on tracing…

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Marine educator retires after years of training teachers and students about Alaska’s seas and watersheds

Marilyn Sigman, Alaska Sea Grant’s longtime marine education specialist, recently completed her last day on the job and is now enjoying retirement in Homer. The faculty, staff and many collaborators miss her already. Sigman joined Alaska Sea Grant in 2009 and led marine education and literacy efforts across the state. While with Alaska Sea Grant,…

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