UAS Fisheries Technology student heading to Hawaii for her dream job

Brooke Olenski, a recent graduate from the UAS Fisheries Technology Alaska Dive Semester, is packing her bags and heading to Hawaii.  Shortly after pursuing a lifelong dream to SCUBA dive in Alaska, Brooke will be moving to Honolulu, Hawaii to take a new position as the Data Management Specialist with …

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UAS Fisheries Technology program receives NSF grant to enhance aquaculture education in Alaska

The University of Alaska Southeast Fisheries Technology (Fish Tech) program just received word that NSF will be funding a project called Enhancing Aquaculture: Education for underserved Alaskan communities to promote workforce development in fisheries industries or just Enhancing Aquaculture.  The $567,326 grant will allow the Fish Tech program to hire a three-year term funded …

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Alaska Dive Semester student putting her skills to the test

Hannah Kerrigan, a junior at the University of Maine Orono and a recent graduate of the 2018 Alaska Dive Semester from UAS Sitka, has taken up summer work at the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education in Beals, Maine.  Hannah is working as a seasonal technician in the …

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UAS Alaska Dive Semester class of 2018

Well, its with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our first Alaska Dive Semester class.  We will miss all of you, but we will never forget all of the adventures, diving and good times.  Farwell class of 2018 and best of luck!

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“More and more jobs becken for Alaskans with fisheries degrees”

A neat article by ADN on the rising need for fisheries professionals, and how the UA system plays a role in developing the next generation. “A shorter career track for fisheries technologists is offered through the Sitka campus, training students for jobs as fishery observers, surveyors, culturists and hatchery technicians. …

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Within Reach: Fish Tech Brings Salmon Culture Lab to Anchorage

I can hear the rain pounding on the roof of the make-shift, open air laboratory. Everyone on screen wears some type of fluorescent rain gear. Jim Seeland, a member of the UAS Fish Tech faculty, and I are watching a video in his office. He points out his six students. …

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