United States Permafrost Association

Thomas Douglas
President Elect
Anna Liljedahl
Past President
Mark Waldrop
Molly McGraw
Gerald Frost
Board Members
Mark Demitroff
Margaret Darrow
IPA Representative
Fritz Nelson
Thomas Krzewinski
PYRN Representative:
Daniel Vecellio

US Permafrost Association
PO Box 750141
Fairbanks, AK
Ph: 302-831-0852
Fax 302-831-6654

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Welcome to the US Permafrost Association. Please feel free read about our association and permafrost information. We encourage participation in our activities, please consider joining our organization. Do you know how we serve the public? If not please review our mission section. We welcome support from individual members, corporations, and institutions.

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» USPA Early Career Travel Grant Announcement - 2017

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The U.S. Permafrost Association will provide travel grants for U.S.-based students and post-graduate researchers (within six years of their terminal degree) to attend conferences, field schools, or pursue field studies directly relevant to permafrost science and engineering in 2017. Successful applicants will receive a minimum of $500, up to a maximum of $1,500. The value of awards will be based on the merit of applications. For conferences, the applicant must be first author on a permafrost-related research presentation. Early Career Travel Grants will not be awarded for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting; AGU travel grant opportunities will be announced later in 2017.

Preference will be given to applicants who are current members of both USPA and the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN). Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.

To view previous USPA travel grant award winners, see http://uspermafrost.org/education/UPEF/

The application deadline is May 15, 2017, 11:59 p.m. CT.

Questions? Email Dan Vecellio at djvecellio@tamu.edu

» Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame

USPA member Brian Shumaker has been inducted into the Alaska Innovators Hall Of Fame. Brian invented a system that provides reliable, web-enabled continuous ground temperature data beneath structures. Brian’s company, BeadedStream is a corporate sponsor of USPA.

Congratulations, Brian!

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