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BSSD Sends Students to Hands-On STEM Camp

BSSD students work on an engineering project at the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program Middle-School Academy (Photo: ANSEP, used with permission)

Middle-school students from across the Bering Strait School District got hands-on experience at a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp last month.

Sailing To North Pole, Explorers Find More Ice Than Expected

Two men pose aboard a small boat, filled with gear, with a blue sky behind them.

A team of explorers and scientists returned to Nome last week after attempting to be the first to sail to the North Pole. The three-week expedition, called Arctic Mission, gathered scientific data about Arctic marine ecosystems, and went farther north by water than almost anyone had before.

Marine Scientists Depart Nome to Study Chukchi Sea Biodiversity

Sea ice in the Chukchi Sea

Changes occurring in Arctic waters — including diminishing sea ice and warming seas — have brought up many questions about how marine life will respond. A team of scientists departing from Nome hopes to answer at least a few of those questions during a 23-day research cruise.