Alaska scientists receive new multi-year grant
July 17, 2013
Alaska, also known as "The Last Frontier," holds numerous opportunities for exploration in the realms of geology, animal science and many other interesting fields. This is why many adventurous researchers make their way north to pursue new chances.
Some scientists in the state will be able to benefit from a new $5 million award given to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) by the Rasmuson Foundation. The grant will be doled out over the next five years and is the largest sum the organization has ever received. Moreover, the sum will be matched by the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA).
Administrators will be using the funds to continue their current curricula and expand numerous programs.
"ANSEP is making an enormous difference in the lives of our students. This $5 million gift will do much to sustain and grow the impact of this innovative and successful program," UAA Chancellor Tom Case noted.
The Rasmuson Foundation was developed in 1955 by Jenny Rasmuson in honor of her late husband, "E.A." The group takes a special interest in making the lives of Alaskans better and various fields sustainable well into the future.
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