News Briefs, Week of Feb. 2

By Sarah Richards
Sun Star Reporter

Job Shadow

Have you ever wondered exactly what professionals in your field of study do? Are you looking to network for future employment opportunities?

You might consider spending a few hours shadowing an employer or a UAF graduate who works in the profession you are interested in before spending four years studying it. This Spring Break, Career Services and the Alumni Association will be sponsoring their sixth annual Job Shadow Program.

The program takes place March 8 to March 12 but if you want to participate, the deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 5.

If you are interested, apply online at or contact Career Services at 474-7596 or with questions.

Wind for Schools

Alaska has joined 10 other states in the national Wind for Schools program, which will offer science education to students of all ages, from kindergarten through the university level.

The program will develop curriculums that encourage K-12 students to become interested in renewable energy. The university will also be offering a wind energy course for its students, some of whom will volunteer to teach younger students and set up wind turbines at schools throughout the community.

Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the program will be sponsored by Alaska Center for Energy and Power, the Renewable Energy Alaska Project and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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