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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is partnering with the Northwest Arctic Borough School District to host 52 students from eight rural communities at its first Middle School Academy of the 2017-18 school year. Students arrived at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus this week, where they will live like college students for two weeks while participating in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math learning activities designed to foster enthusiasm for pursing an education and career in these areas.
Students’ applications were evaluated based on their academic records and essay responses, providing them a chance to get experience submitting a college-like application as early as fifth grade. The Northwest Arctic Borough School District students chosen to participate in the all-expenses-paid academy include:
The ANSEP model begins at the middle school level and continues through high school and into college undergraduate, graduate and doctorate programs. With more than 2,000 students in the ANSEP pipeline and more than 600 students already immersed in Alaska’s STEM workforce, ANSEP’s proven model is helping creating a brighter future for the state as well as its students. Learn more about ANSEP and its components at www.ANSEP.net.