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  • Monday, September 10, 2018
  • ACEP Engineering Student is also Iñu-Yupiaq Drummer and Song Leader

ACEP mechanical engineering student Baxter Bond has been helping to develop and test a fuel meter technology for Toyo stoves.

When he’s not installing or testing a unit, however, Bond can likely be found singing and drumming with the Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group. In fact, Bond is the drummer and song leader.

When it came to choosing where to go to college, Bond followed in his mother’s footsteps.

“My mom earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UAF,” said Bond, who is from Tununak, a village of about 250 people on Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. “I was already familiar with UAF, so it helped me with the transition.”

Bond is working on a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UAF. Last May, he graduated with a degree in Yup’ik language.

Read the original story by Leona Long here.

Mechanical engineering major Bax Bond performs with the Iñu-Yupiaq Dance Group during the 2013 Festival of Native Arts. Photo by JR Ancheta.