At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, URSA supports, develops and institutionalizes UAF's diverse and robust programs of undergraduate research and creative scholarship. At all levels, URSA aims to improve skills in critical thinking and communication and to engender a culture of life-long learning among all students, as well as enhance preparation and education of students who will fill the needs of Alaska’s 21st century workforce and society. URSA is UAF’s resource for the development and promotion of experiential learning activities that engage undergraduate students to support UAF’s goal to become a leading student-focused research university. Building on existing efforts and capacities, URSA enables UAF students to pursue varying levels of research engagement from a single credit of first-year seminar to independent scholarly investigations or a senior thesis including BFA exhibit or performance
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Dr. Trent Sutton, Ph.D
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Trent is a Professor of Fisheries Biology and an Associate Dean in the College of
Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Trent completed his undergraduate education in Fisheries
and Wildlife at Michigan State University, and received a M.S. in Biological Sciences
from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in Fisheries Sciences from Virginia
Tech. Prior to coming to UAF in 2007, Trent held faculty positions at both Lake Superior
State University (1996-2001) and Purdue University (2001-2007).
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Kate manages the URSA awards process, organizes events, maintains the student tracking
system and provides assistance for all URSA activities. She received a B.S. degree
in Environmental Science from Lewis & Clark College.
Associate Professor, Chemical Oceanography
Irving II 335-A , 907-474-1524
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
307C Bunnell Bldg.
Vice-Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer
316 Signers Hall, 907-474-6253
Associate Professor, Anthropology
401 Bunnell, 907-474-6755
Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education
714D Gruening, 907-474-5516
Assistant Professor, Special Education
714A Gruening, 907-474-1557
Professor of Botany, Curator of Herbarium
040 Museum, 907-474-6277
Director, Sport and Recreation Business Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Business
209 Bunnell Bldg.
Sun Woo Kim
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
323 Duckering, 907-474-6096
105B Bunnell, 907-474-6217
Assistant Professor, Biosciences, College of Rural Studies and Community Development
Chuckchi Campus, 907-442-3400, ext. 221
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
463 Duckering Building
Professor of Forest Soils
309 O'Neill Bldg, 907-474-7614
The URSA Review Board consists of faculty from all across UAF. All faculty members are eligible to participate. Each student application is reviewed by four faculty members. Current members may participate in one or all of the review sessions each academic year. If you are interested in participating, please contact the URSA office.
The members for 2019-2020 include:
Sun Woo Kim