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T3 Alaska Program
Student travel and adventures during summer program.

Each summer the University of Alaska Fairbanks hosts an epic 5-6 weeks long academic and lifetime adventure summer program, focused on solutions to many of the problems that Alaska encounters. The program not only prepares students for college, it provides an opportunity to explore campus life, help solve real-world problems, and make memories that will last a lifetime. This unique experience can change students’ lives! 

2024 Summer Program

The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) is accepting applications for the Upward Bound/T3 Alaska Summer Program. The Upward Bound (UB) Summer Program is available at no cost to all students at participating schools who are interested in learning about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) careers and pursuing post-secondary education. To best meet the needs of new and returning students, the program has an introductory and advanced session.

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Highlighted T3 Summer Programs

2023 Four Environmental Strand Program

Fifty students from Rural Alaska and North Pole joined together and tackle problems related to Renewable Energy, Ocean Science, Earth Observation, and Climate Science. The program began in Anchorage at UAA on May 30. From there, students split into their academic focus teams and head out on a field trip to Juneau, Denali, Kotzebue, or Valdez. Each trip was designed to introduce students to the sticky problems faced in each community. The last two weeks of the program was spent in Fairbanks living on the UAF campus and finishing student projects

One Ocean Logo2022 One Ocean Program

In 2022, Upward Bound students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and from the University of Hawaii Maui College (UH-MC) participated in a high school summer program experience like no other – the One Ocean Summer Program. One Ocean was spearheaded by Upward Bound Directors Jana Wilkinson from UH-MC and Adam Low from the UAF. The One Ocean Summer Program utilized T3 Alliance project based learning framework to address mutual energy and climatic problems impacting their communities.

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