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Two-hundred and thirty-six years ago, when General George Washington marched back into New York City as British troops were walking out, a volcano erupted in Iceland.

While walking the streets of Washington, D.C., last month, a pleasant sound stopped me. A male robin was singing, high in a sidewalk sycamore.

Across Alaska and a sliver of western Canada, 280 seismic stations silently do their jobs.

The frozen cliffs of Drew Point, Alaska, (population zero) are tumbling to the ocean faster than perhaps any other location in the Arctic.

Fairbanks’s air quality issues began in 1901, when shallow water grounded a Gold Rush entrepreneur.

Fifteen miles inland from the frozen coast of the Arctic Ocean, Teshekpuk Lake is one of the largest freshwater bodies in Alaska.

In 1908, a colossal blast incinerated a swath of wilderness deep in Siberia, at about the same latitude as Anchorage. 

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 The Geophysical Institute is seeking UAF undergraduate students interested in science writing and public outreach. Usual duties include writing or editing science content for distribution to the general public via newsletter, web site, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and assisting with outreach events such as the Science for Alaska Lecture Series and others. Applicants must be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.


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The Geophysical Institute is seeking UAF undergraduate students with computer programming skills. Usual duties may include writing scripts for data transfer from research instrumentation, database design or maintenance, developing software to analyze research data, or implementing web interfaces to deliver research data products to research collaborators or the general public.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in 6 or more credit hours and must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.


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Elvey Building
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