Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research

A campus-wide framework for linking knowledge and people

Student profile

Nicole Swenson

Nicole Swenson, a recent UAF master’s degree recipient and 2011 CGC grant awardee, grew up loving Alaska and its outdoor playground. Born in Missoula, Montana, Nicole moved to Anchorage with her family when she was 4 years old, and her childhood was spent exploring the forests and beaches of southcentral Alaska. She returned to Missoula to attend the University of Montana (UM), earning an undergraduate degree in biology (with an emphasis in ecology) and a minor in wilderness studies, supporting herself during the summers back in Alaska as a wildlife technician for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bristol Bay. Read Nicole's full profile and view previous student profiles.

Global Change Student Grant Competition

One of the Center's major activities is the annual Global Change Student Research Grant Competition, which has funded nearly 250 graduate and undergraduate research projects since its inception in 1992.

Competition update

The deadline for submitting proposals was February 7. Results will be announced in late April or early May.

Keep an eye on this space for updates, deadlines, and announcements or visit the Global Change Student Research Grant Competition.