For over 30 years, the Geophysical Institute has hosted the Science for Alaska talk series as one of its largest public outreach efforts. The series brings information about current research to Alaskans from scientists with expertise across the state.
The 2024 Science for Alaska lecture series begins Tuesday, Feb. 6, and runs every Tuesday through Feb. 27. Talks start at 7 p.m. on campus in the Schaible Auditorium and will be streamed live to Zoom and the UAF and Geophysical Institute Facebook pages. On-campus parking is always free after 5 p.m. Presenters will answer questions after each talk.
Feb. 6: Mount Edgecumbe: Exploring a Reawakened Volcano, Claire Puleio, Ph.D. student, UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Feb. 13: Launching NISAR: NASA’s Biggest Earth Observation Mission, Franz J. Meyer, professor, Geophysical Institute and chief scientist, Alaska Satellite Facility
Feb. 20: Here Comes the Sun: Solar Maximum and the Aurora, C. Alex Young, associate director for science, Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Feb. 27: Tamamta – All of Us: Bridging Indigenous and Western Fisheries Science, Jessica Black, associate vice chancellor, UAF College of Rural and Community Development, and Courtney Carothers, professor, UAF College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
The 2024 Science for Alaska events are sponsored by the Triplehorn family, Lifewater Engineering Co., the Alaska Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, the Geophysical Institute and UAF.