Permafrost Engineering Education Program (PEEP)

Mission: PEEP aims to advance the knowledge of permafrost engineering for K-12 and college students and the public. PEEP particularly provides educational opportunities and experiences for students and early career professionals to better understand the permafrost system, engineering applications and solutions, and societal impact.

The USPA created PEEP as an educational initiative in 2009, to promote engineering education and outreach for permafrost and cold regions engineering related issues. PEEP addresses the sustaining need for practical engineering solutions related to buildings, roads, and other infrastructure in Alaska and Arctic Regions. It continues the successful legacy started by the Permafrost Technology Foundation in its focus on providing permafrost engineering solutions and standards in the public domain.

To see who is on the PEEP Committee, follow the link below:

USPA Committee Members


PEEP was started with a grant from the Permafrost Technology Foundation (PTF). The USPA appreciates their major contribution to this project. To learn more about the history of the PTF, find relevant PTF reports, and to see PTF technical manuals, follow the link below.

Permafrost Technology Foundation


PEEP has awarded excellent students in the 2022 AGU Fall Meeting, 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) & 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE) and travel grants to the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost in Russia. To see award winners, visit the link below. 

PEEP Award Winners