Explore math, science and engineering careers at COSMOS
High school and college students interested in exploring science- and math-related careers can attend the Careers of Science and Math Opportunity Summit at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on Saturday, Feb. 3.
The UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics will host COSMOS from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Murie Building, 2090 Koyukuk Drive, on the Fairbanks campus. The summit is free but preregistration is required.
Students will participate in small group discussions, panels and hands-on activities. Professionals and faculty members from different businesses, government agencies and UAF colleges and schools will lead the events. They represent fields like space physics, biomedical research, engineering, chemistry, geosciences, wildlife biology, science education, natural resources management, and fisheries and ocean sciences.
Carolyn Chapin, the CNSM undergraduate academic advisor who is organizing the event, said that Fairbanks school counselors expressed an interest in the summit as a way to educate students about the real-world opportunities in science and math fields.
She said the summit gives students practical information about career options, salaries, education requirements, work availability and job duties. Students will meet people who are doing the jobs they want and get answers that can help them make better informed decisions about their future.
Other participating UAF colleges and schools include the School of Natural Resources and Extension, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, School of Education and College of Engineering and Mines.
To register online, visit https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/cosmos.