The series brings current scientific research to communities throughout the state and serves as a method of collaboration between each major campus of the University of Alaska system, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations. Each year, administrators, faculty, staff and the public weigh-in on possibilities for speakers and topics to be included in the popular lecture series. The result is a well-rounded event that pools expertise from scientists studying in various locales in Alaska, on topics as diverse as alternative energy to walruses.
Science for Alaska is an enormous project that requires months of planning and preparation. The Fairbanks lecture program is coordinated by the Public Relations Office at the Geophysical Institute.
Science for Alaska has grown tremendously since its inception in the early 1990s. Today, lectures are offered in Fairbanks and online, as well as on DVDs that are accessible through the Alaska library system.
Video recordings of the Science for Alaska Lecture Series from Fairbanks can be accessed through this site. To view lectures, click on a particular year (found in the menu to the left under "Media and Public Relations").