UAA’s Arctic Engineering Masters of Science program is offered online and is part of the University of the Arctic’s Thematic Network in Arctic Engineering and Science. Ben has taken courses in Arctic Engineering and has supplemented his studies with Geotechnical courses. His research work comprises improving classification methods for frozen soils, an applicable topic around the North. The current method uses only visual methods; Ben’s work entails adding index testing similar to classification methods of unfrozen soils. Ben says that studying Arctic Engineering is challenging but very rewarding. He encourages other engineering students and engineers to join the field, since there is much research still to be conducted; research that helps overcome Arctic challenges and benefits the Northern society and nature.
URS Arctic Engineering Graduate Fellowship awarded to Ben Still
Fri, Mar 09, 2012
University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Arctic Engineering graduate student Ben Still is the recipient of the URS Arctic Engineering Graduate Fellowship for the 2010-11 and the 2011-2012 academic years. The total of $50,000 fellowship enables Ben to undertake research in arctic engineering, work closely with faculty, gain invaluable experience in the field and be a stronger benefit to industry upon graduation.