Alaska Lab Day 2018

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A fisheye view inside the Energy Technology Facility at UAF's Alaska Center for Energy and Power on the Fairbanks campus. (UAF photo by Todd Paris)

Join us May 30-31, 2018, at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for two days of discussions and site visits to explore research collaboration between the University of Alaska and U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories.


This event will focus on four broad themes that connect Alaska to the nation:

Developing locally and globally relevant energy solutions — Alaska is home to over half of the microgrids in the U.S. How can this living laboratory help develop next-generation technologies that offer Alaska and the world affordable, reliable energy?

Exploring and accessing the energyfield of the future — Alaska has vast untapped fossil energy resources. How can we access these more difficult-to-extract resources, given the region’s challenging and sensitive environment?

Navigating the changing Arctic — The Arctic’s vulnerability to the changing climate has global repercussions. How can we better understand these changes, avoid problems and take advantage of opportunities?

Diversifying the economy — Alaska’s economy depends on extraction of petroleum, minerals, seafood and timber. How can we attract or develop value-added, sustainable industries and encourage small businesses by fostering innovation and local entrepreneurship?

For more information, please contact Assistant to UAF’s Vice Chancellor for Research Cassie Pinkel via email, or call 907-474-6000.

Last updated: Jan 23, 2018