News Releases

June 22, 2012
The Geophysical Institute at UAF invites Fairbanks community members to visit the world’s only university-owned rocket range, located in Chatanika, the heart of the Interior’s gold-mining district.  The Rockets & Gold: Poker Flat Research Range Open House will be held in conjunction with Fairbanks’ Golden Days, on Thursday, July 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free to the public!...
April 16, 2012
 BP is offering several merit-based scholarships for the 2012 fall semester for students interested in careers in the energy industry. Who is Eligible?Full-time undergraduate or graduate students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and are admitted to one of the following UAF degree programs: Petroleum EngineeringMechanical EngineeringCivil EngineeringElectrical...
April 16, 2012
 The 8th annual GeoCare Basket Auction held on April 6, 2012 was a great success. We had 25 baskets available for bidding and funds raised during the auction totaled more than $1,000.00. All proceeds go toward the GeoCare Employee Assistance Endowment principle account. The many donations made by GI and IARC employees and local businesses helped us to offer a diversity of items for purchase...
April 11, 2012
 Physics Journal Club will be held this Friday, April 13, 2012, at 3:45 PM in the Globe Room of the Elvey Building. Title: Magnetoplasma Rocket Exhaust Plume Measurements and Applications for Spaceflight Speaker: Benjamin Longmier, Principal Research Scientist, Ad Astra Rocket Company and Adjunct Faculty, University of Houston Abstract:High power density electric propulsion...
April 9, 2012
The Novarupta-Katmai Eruption of 1912 – Largest Eruption of the 20th Century: A Centennial Perspective Judy Fierstein, Research Geologist, U.S. Geological Survey Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2 p.m. in the Elvey Auditorium, University of Alaska Fairbanks & 7:30 p.m. in the Boyd Room, 201 Reichardt Building, University of Alaska Fairbanks Free to the public ...
March 15, 2012
The 8th annual GeoCare Basket Auction will be held Friday, April 6 in the Geophysical Institute Globe Room. All proceeds will go to the GeoCare Employee Assistance Fund. The suggested general basket theme is Springtime (think fresh, flowers, green, etc.), although you may choose to pick your own theme. If interested in donating a basket or individual items to be auctioned during the...
February 29, 2012
 David Barber, of the Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba will present: Sea Ice and climate research international collaborative programs at the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), University of Manitoba, Canada.3:30-5:00 PM, Thursday 1 March, Elvey Auditorium Abstract: Canada is increasing support for fundamental and applied science research in...
February 13, 2012
 Attention faculty: There will be an informational meeting to discuss the NSF CREATIV program (Creative Research Awards for Transformative Interdisciplinary Ventures). Rich Collins, Anupma Prakash and Bob McCoy will lead the session. [http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2012/nsf12011/nsf12011.jsp] Additionally, Dr. Helena S. Wisniewski, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies and Dean of the...
December 14, 2011
 We are continuing to collect for our Love Inc families through Friday, December 16th. Please be sure to bring all donations to the Director’s office so that we can prepare them for pick up and delivery next week. Once again a board is posted outside the mail room with stars of the remaining requested gifts yet to be collected if you would like to donate something from list. Below are the...
December 14, 2011
 On December 12, 2011, Jeffrey Nelson, long time member of the Geophysical Institute Machine Shop, passed away. Jeff started his career with the GI on January 19, 1981 and retired 29 years later on April 30, 2011. In those years he went about his job quietly, efficiently and with little fanfare. Quality work and peer respect was his desired reward. In the nine years I have known him he...