In conjunction with the Alaska National Lab Day, 11 Arctic research facilities will open their doors to the public.
“The coolest part of my job is coming in the morning and seeing where there were earthquakes last night and whether anyone felt them,” explains Helena Buurman at the Alaska Earthquake Center. This is one of many stories from UAF researchers that the public will get to hear during the UAF Arctic Research Open House on Tuesday, May 29th from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and tour UAF’s research facilities while talking with scientists about their innovative work and unique journeys:
“Almost all kids go through a stage of liking dinosaurs and volcanos, I never grew out of it,” explains John Eichelberger at the International Arctic Research Center. He’ll be sharing his work on magma alongside Hajo Eicken a sea ice researcher who provides on-ice support so that the U.S. Navy can safely conduct under ice submarine exercises in the Arctic Ocean.
Snacks and parking are included. The event is geared toward adults, but children accompanied by an adult are welcome to attend.
Date: May 29
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: UAF’s west ridge research facilities
University of Alaska Fairbanks facilities include:
- International Arctic Research Center
- Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration
- Alaska Satellite Facility
- Alaska Volcano Observatory
- Alaska Earthquake Center
- Wilson Alaska Technical Center
- College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
- Institute of Arctic Biology-Toolik Field Station
- Alaska Sea Grant
- Institute of Northern Engineering
- Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station