University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is home to academic innovators and adventure-seekers. Researchers worldwide know it as America’s Arctic university. Our first-class faculty integrate teaching, research and public service into all they do, creating a center for groundbreaking science, education and the arts, with an emphasis on the circumpolar North and its diverse peoples.

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Powering Resilient Communities: A Holistic Approach to Food, Energy, and Water Security (edX)

A research-based course on resilient renewable energy solutions, with an emphasis on microgrids, and Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) security. This course provides research-based and on-the-ground tools for community planners, grid designers, and business leaders to improve and implement stronger and more resilient renewable energy systems in Arctic communities. [...]

The Resilient and Renewable Grid: How Microgrids are Revolutionizing Energy Systems (edX)

A foundational course on microgrid systems design with an emphasis on community-based projects and non-grid connected remote systems. The electric grid of the future will need to be more resilient, decentralized, and capable of integrating more distributed energy resources including on-site renewable energy technologies, energy storage and even electric [...]

GIS Foundations (edX)

Learn foundations of GIS concepts and geospatial technology to view, understand, query, visualize, and interpret geospatial data to reveal patterns and relationships for effective problem-solving and better decision making.

Climate Change in Arctic Environments (edX)

Learn about climate change in the Arctic from America’s Arctic University. This MOOC covers modern climate science and the impacts of climate change across atmospheric, marine, terrestrial and human systems.

GIS Image Analysis in ArcGIS Pro (edX)

Learn fundamentals of remote sensing, image analysis, image processing and its application on real-world problems such as vegetation health, wildfire severity, and flooding. Image analysis is extraction of meaningful information from an image to accomplish a simple task like understanding the landscape or to solve a complex problem like [...]

3D GIS (edX)

Take your maps into the third dimension: Learn GIS concepts and tools to visualize, analyze, and interpret spatial data in 3D. Reveal patterns that can lead to better decision making. Maps are graphic representations of reality and help us understand and navigate the world around us. Maps can incorporate [...]

Arctic Security Fundamentals (edX)

This course explores the present-day security situation of the Arctic through a focus on the key stakeholders responsible for diplomacy and defense. The Arctic: a region of frigid waters, tundra, and prolonged periods of light and darkness. While it may seem desolate, the Circumpolar North holds a wealth of [...]

Salmon, People, and Place (edX)

This course explores the relationships between salmon and people with an emphasis on the special ties of salmon to Indigenous peoples and to Alaska Natives in particular. No wild animal has more profoundly influenced the cultures and well-being of societies in North America than salmon. Salmon and people have [...]

3D Printing Essentials: From Design to Reality (edX)

Dive into the world of 3D printing with this online course! From 3D modeling in Tinkercad to exploring slicing software and printing your creation, this journey transforms beginners into capable makers, ready to bring their unique ideas to life. Start crafting your future, one layer at a time.

Foundations of Microgrids (edX)

A foundational course on microgrid systems design with an emphasis on community-based projects and non-grid connected remote systems. The electric grid of the future will need to be more resilient, decentralized, and capable of integrating more distributed energy resources including on-site renewable energy technologies, energy storage and even electric [...]