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Science for Alaska Lecture Series

Update for 2021:
The 2021 lecture series was held virtually due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Stay comfortable in your own homes and tune in to these engaging stories from UAF researchers!

The talks were held via Zoom and shared live over the UAF and Geophysical Institute Facebook pages.

Visit the Facebook event page.


Science for Alaska is one of the largest public outreach efforts undertaken each year by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For over 25 years, the series has brought current scientific research to communities throughout the state. 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 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.

Science for Alaska is sponsored by Lifewater Engineering and Class 5 BoatworksAlaska EPSCoR, the NASA Space Science Education Consortium and the UAF Geophysical Institute.

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2021 Science for Alaska Lecture Series.