"The UAF Undergraduate Research Symposium was held at the Museum of the North yesterday. Students from across the campus came to present their research projects that had been funded through various sources. I am very happy to report that Kristen Shake shared first place for outstanding research with two other students for her work on carbon biogeochemistry and ocean acidification in the Gulf of Alaska. Kristen delivered a near flawless presentation on the work that she has been doing in my lab for the past year. Buck Sharpton and Brian Rogers served as judges and both of them spoke to Kristen afterwards about her topic and were very pleased that she will continuing on at UAF in our Master's program. If you see Kristen around, please join me in congratulating here on this impressive achievement."
Dr. Jeremy T. Mathis
Assistant Professor, Chemical Oceanography
University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of fisheries and Ocean Sciences
That's a picture of "Big Red" a plasma cut and welded steel rooster garden sculpture I made. The large, outdoor sculpture was voted "People's Choice" at the 2008 Alaska Botanical Garden Fair and Outdoor Art Exhibit. I thought it was fitting to "Crow" about our daughter's achievement!