Alaska is full of bright young people with potential, and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP) wants to empower these students by placing them on a path to leadership from a young age.
Last month, ANSEP hosted 42 students from the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Lower Kuskokwim school districts for a joint Middle School Academy. Led by industry professionals, students used creativity and critical thinking to construct bridges and test their weight-bearing capacity. Students gained real-world insight into STEM careers through activities such as an Arctic wall build, field excursions and earthquake testing. Read more here.
– Stephanie Plieness, The Alaska 100