In the last 23 years, ANSEP
has evolved into a longitudinal education model that provides a continuous string of components beginning with students in sixth grade and on through high school, into science and engineering undergraduate degree programs and through graduate school to the PhD level.
We're proud to see the continued success of ANSEP in fostering an interest in STEM education in the state of Alaska," said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines' regional vice president for the state of Alaska.
ANSEP Student Scorecard at a Glance: More than 75 percent of Middle School Academy students complete Algebra 1 before graduating from eighth grade, compared to 26 percent nationally.
grant is one of the largest financial donations Alaska Airlines has made in the state in its more than 80 years of operating in Alaska.
's most recent step forward is the ANSEP
Acceleration High School, located at the Valley Pathways School in Palmer.
Both continue to engage with ANSEP
, helping motivate other undergraduates, middle school, and high school students to pursue careers in STEM fields.
reaches as far down as sixth grade to guide students toward the prerequisite classes required for degree programs in STEM fields.
Calhoun was a project engineer for three years before returning to ANSEP
as a regional director in 2006.
The very best Acceleration Academy students are selected and can begin working with our industry partners immediately after they graduate from high school through the Summer Bridge component," says Herb Schroeder, the founder and Vice Provost of ANSEP
students who successfully complete the summer Acceleration Academy receive scholarship support for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at UAA, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, or the University of Alaska Southeast.
The company also provided $85,000 to Ilisagvik College in Barrow, $30,000 to ANSEP
, and $30,000 to the Alaska Process Industry Careers Consortium, an organization that works to prepare Alaskans for future careers in the oil and gas industry.
One program, the university's Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program, or ANSEP
, has been very successful and is now recognized as one of the nation's most successful innovations in advanced education for minorities.