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T3 Alaska Program

T3 Alaska

When students flourish our communities are stronger.

T3 Alaska program is an alliance of students, educators, and community partners who are dedicated to collaboration, empathy, and equity in learning.

Student programs 3D printer.

Investing in Our Future Leaders

The T3 Alaska program is free and open to all students at participating schools.

Makerspaces

A Makerspace is an environment where students can exercise their creative and technological skills. Makerspace equipment includes 3D printers, laser cutters, drones, and more. Students can utilize T3 Makerspaces for art, studying, and projects that solve community problems.

About Makerspaces
Makerspace robot program

Travel Opportunities

The T3 Alaska program spans the entire state, providing T3 students the unique opportunity to visit communities around Alaska (and around the nation!) to learn about place-based problems and use their knowledge to solve community issues.

Student travel and study during summer program.

T3 Clubs

T3 Alaska participating schools host student led clubs that work towards a technological solution to community issues. This year, student clubs include the Makerspace, Drones, Earth Observation, and Energy clubs.

Learn About Clubs
Students fly a drone together.

Community Partnerships & Benefits

We bring people together to strengthen our communities. Starting with high school, we prepare students with technical know-how and mental aptitude to succeed in post-secondary education and careers. We build relationships with community partners – businesses and industries – to open opportunities and connect with students.  

T3 partner ACEP hosts students tour of Cordova energy lab.

Cordova Energy Field Trip

Students travelled to Cordova with Teaching Through Technology (T3) coordinators and explored the town, toured the Cordova Electric Cooperative diesel plant, and celebrated the annual Iceworm Festival. Principally, the students applied their knowledge of energy to an energy audit of Orca Adventure Lodge, with impressive results.

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Siemens’ Partnership

This project aimed to promote innovative thinking and improve a collaborative workspace where teams from various disciplines can collaborate, learn from one another, and spark fresh ideas. Thanks to the Empower grant, The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ (UAF) CEM / T3 Alaska Makerspace has undergone a significant modernization.

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