February 10, 2022

COS Scholarship Opportunities

Good news!  It is that time of year, scholarship time.  The deadline for the College of Science Scholarship application is due February 11th by 4:00 pm.  For more information please click here:  

There is also information there about about the Student Undergraduate Research awards that will be awarded in the fall, as well as a link for the WEST scholarship.

Departmental Scholarships Applications Available

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences wants to give students some money!! To apply for the scholarships please go the EES office and pick up an application from the front desk or the major's room. 

Only members of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences are eligible for the scholarships. We are sorry, but members of the Environmental Sciences Program are not eligible. 

Applications are due by Friday, March 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm.
Applications may be either dropped off at the Front Desk or emailed to Dr. Matyjasik (

Scholarship Opportunity

Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship for Great Salt Lake Research
Friends of the Great Salt Lake will award two $1000 scholarships for graduate and undergraduate research on the Great Sale Lake ecosystem.

Applications from any academic field will be considered.
Award will be presented at the 2022 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum
May 18-20, University of Utah Guest House & Conference Center

Due by March 15, 2022
Apply today at

Geoscience and Society Lectures


The popular Geoscience and Society lectures are back! Join us every Friday for an amazing line-up of speakers presenting on interesting and important topics. 

Please join us on Friday, February 18, from 12:30 - 1:20 pm 
Speaker: Dr. Jordan Clayton, Supervisor and Hydrologist, Utah Snow Survey, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  Presentation will be:  "Monitoring Utah's Snowpack and Forecasting Water Supply."

Zoom link (meeting password: 907634

***Videos of guest lectures will be posted within a week of each seminar on the website.

For more information please go to:

We would like to thank Dr. Carie Frantz for organizing this seminar series. 

Internship Opportunity

AgReserves GIS paid Internship opportunity available,
40 hours a week.
This position is for recent graduates but will work with current students as well.
It is a practical, mentored, hands-on position to gain exposure using GIS tools to produce cartographic products for the broad needs of agriculture and land-based company. 
The position involves working with other departments to identify GIS needs which includes digitally maintaining fields/pastures, roads, legal deeds, and water-related data sets.  
For more information, or to apply click here.

GIS Temporary Position Available

Utah Geological Survey 
GIS Analyst Temporary Positions
March to September 2022
Resumes will be accepted through February 24th, 5 pm.

The Utah Geological Survey is seeking three temporary employees with current GIS knowledge and skills to join our team as GIS Analysts.  Each position will work closely with talented and motivated GIS analysts, cartographers, and geologist to prepare geologic maps for publication and convert the maps into the new federal Geologic Mapping Schema (GeMS).

These positions will begin in early March and are funded through September 23, 2022 (with possible extension), will be fulltime (40 hours a week, with the possibility of flexible schedules).  Pay range is between $18 and $22 per hour (no benefits) and depends on experience.  The positions will be located at the Department of Natural Resources building in Salt Lake City, Utah, but you may still be able to complete some to most of your work remotely.

-At least 2 years full-time equivalent GIS experience as past employment. 
-Experience using ESRI's ArcGIS Suite, Global Mapper, and/or other GIS-related programs.
-Strong understanding of cartography and cartographic standards.
-Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
-Problem-solving skills, innovative thinking, close attention to detail.
-Ability to quickly adapt to new technologies and keep skills current.
-Strong verbal and written communication skills.

To apply, email a short letter and resume to:
Star Soliz, Employment Officer, (
Cyndi Andersen, GIS Manager, (
Questions:  Call UGS Main Office at 801-537-3300

Study Abroad Opportunity

Now is the time to go where your dreams will take you.  It is time to plan your National Student (NSE) or Short-Term Study Abroad experience for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023!  Study at another school in the U.S., it's territories, or Canada for a summer, semester, or year OR join a WSU faculty member around the world for the Summer!

February 15th, 2022 is the priority application deadline for Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023 for all NSE experiences.
Click here to apply.

Myranda Hackley is the WSU Study Abroad Coordinator, click here to book an appointment.

For Faculty Led Programs, click here to book an appointment.

Wildcat Trail System/Discovery Loop Student Meeting

An invitation is extended to a lunch meeting to "Get Involved with the Wildcat Trail System:
February 15th,  11 am,  SU 404A
Weber students will learn about how they can develop projects on the trail, and volunteer.  If you are a student, and would like to come, please register here.   Lunch will be provided for all students who pre-register.

If you are a faculty, or community member, and know students who you think might like to work on the trail, please forward this information to them.  During this meeting, information will be shared about the history of the trail, describe projects that students are currently completing, and help students brainstorm about how they, too, can get involved.

WSUSA Student Elections

Student elections are February 26- March 4th
**Run for College of Science Senator**
For more information, visit:
or email -

Academic Peer Coaching

Are your students struggling with academic skills such as time management, note taking, test taking or studying. Academic Peer Coaching can help!

Academic Peer Coaches are current or recently graduated students who have been successful academically and want to help other students achieve their goals. Coaches have experience with a variety of academic skills and offer flexible schedules to meet your students' needs. Learn more about the program on our website or send a referral using Starfish. We will reach out to your student to see how we can help.

School Supply Drive

The Weber Cares Pantry is partnering with "Done in a Day" and "General Service Team" to do a School Supply Drive.

February 3rd to 17th
Anything helps!  Notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, glue sticks, folders, binders, scissors, colored pencils, crayons, markers, correction tape, sticky notes, index cards. etc.

To turn in your donation, go to the main level of the library.  There will be a box to the right, just as you enter into the library.  Thanks for your support!

Position Available

The UGS Groundwater and Wetlands Program has posted for a career-track position in hydrogeology. 

Applications are made through

The UGS website is

Geo Clubs:

We are thrilled that you are part of our Earth and Environmental Sciences family.  Now that you are here, come join the fun.  We have three great clubs:  The Geology Club, Sigma Gamma Epsilon Club, and Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists.  Stay tuned for some fun activities in the future. 

Here's our officers for 2021-2022:
Geology Club:
President: Rory Keefer
Vice President:  Judy Smith
Secretary:  Kara Olsen
Treasurer:  Cole Stern

SGE (Sigma Gamma Epsilon):
President:  Nicholas Bentley
Vice-President: Riggs Murdock
Secretary:  Judy Smith
Treasurer: Aybree Huffaker

AEG (Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists):
President:  Aybree Huffacker
Treasurer: Cole Stern

Office of Sustainability Poster Contest

Are you working on a class project, or an internship that relates to sustainability? Consider entering a poster to the Intermountain Sustainability Summit’s Student Poster Contest now through Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Posters can be based on the following topics:

  • Sustainability Research (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  • Green Design (e.g., architectural, landscape, engineering/technology)
  • Sustainability Education and Community Engagement
  • Sustainability in Action (e.g., program, policy, advocacy successes)
  • Sustainability in Creative Arts and Humanities
  • Green Economy

For more information click here:   

Sustainability Research Awards

Every year the Sustainability Practices and Research Center (SPARC) recognizes exceptional Sustainability Research Projects that have been completed by students and faculty alike.  The recognition is accompanied by a cash award. 

For consideration, the application form and any supporting documents must be completed/submitted by April 1.  Questions?  Please contact the review committee chair, Dr. Gavin Roberts,, who serves on the Environmental Initiatives Committee.

For more information click here.

Fullbright Opportunity

Fulbright Program: 
Creates connections in a complex changing world.

This is a U.S. Government Flagship International Exchange Program, and opportunity for U.S. college graduates/graduate students, and young professionals of all backgrounds.
Click here for more information: and

General Presentation Session GPS:
Date:  March 7, 2022
Time:  1:00-2:00 pm
POC:  Dr. Rebekah Cumpsty

**IIE Fulbright Staff and Alumni Ambassors will present information about the program's history, eligibility, award types, award benefits, and applications components and tips.


Wyoming Dinosaur Center Summer 2022 Internship Program.  This unique internship allows students an opportunity to dig dinosaur bones in several active dinosaur quarries.  You will be trained on the proper techniques of excavation, mapping, and preparation. You will also be working with the public through many digging programs and giving tours.

12-week, 8-week, and 6-week sessions available with flexible scheduing. Research projects are also available.

Have an interest in Dinosaurs
Be at least 21 years old.
Valid drivers license for minimum of 2 years
Weekly Stipend
Housing Provided

For questionnaires and application, please email:
Submit application by February 28th, 2022
May 16th-September 14th

Connect with Us for Advising

It is the start of a sparkling, brand new semester. This is the perfect time to make sure that you are on track to meet your goals for this year and the future!  Please see us to discuss the different majors, class options, and course schedules. If you haven't talked with us in a while, please find you advisor below and email him or her to get an appointment set up to make sure that you are on the right track for your future graduation.

We want to help save you time, effort & money -- come see us!

All New EES Majors: Dr. Marek Matyjasik
All Graduating Seniors (Fall 2021/Spring 2022): Dr. Marek Matyjasik
Geology: Dr. Adolph Yonkee (Geology co-advisor Dr. Liz Balgord is on sabbatical for the 2021 - 2022 year)
Applied Environmental Geosciences: Dr. Marek Matyjasik 
Earth Science Teaching: Dr. Dave Matty and Dr. Caitlin Tems
Geospatial Minor or Certificate: Dr. Michael Hernandez and Dr. Ryan Frazier
Environmental Science Program*: Dr. Carie Frantz and Dr. Chris Hoagstrom (Zoology)

*Note: The Environmental Science Program is multidisciplinary degree in the College of Science, and is not a degree within the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department.

Mineral of the Week - Rhodochrosite

With its bright pink hues the mineral rhodochrosite is a favorite among mineral collectors. Rhodochrosite is often cut and polished into ornamental statues, boxes, and jewelry, but due to its relative softness, care needs to be taken not to scratch it. To learn more about this mineral, please click here. 

Photo of the Week:

Photo of the week: Picacho Peak, near the Arizona/California Border in the Sonora Desert. Image by Sara Summers.

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