December 08, 2017

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Welcome to Our Newest Major:

Jason Lewis - AEG. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best support you with your goals.

(Geol=Geology major, AEG=Applied Environmental Geosciences major, EST=Earth Science Teaching major)

Microbe-Mineral Interactions in the Great Salt Lake (Today):

The students of GEO/MICR 3753 Geomicrobiology invite you to a mini research symposium. 

They will be presenting TODAY, Friday, December 8, 12:30-1:20 in TY 217. Please click on the image to view the topics of their research. Everyone is invited.

Please Participate in Course Evaluation Surveys (ends this weekend):

Your evaluations and feedback, especially your written comments, are very important as we work to improve our teaching and course materials. Please take a couple of minutes to complete the online evaluations. You can scan this QR code image, or go directly to

Your Feedback Needed & Enter to Win (ends Monday Morning):

Miranda Kispert, the COS librarian, would like to learn if the Outpost Reference has been useful. She has put together a very brief, online survey, and if you complete it, you will be entered in a drawing to win one of two gift cards: a $50 gift card or a $25 Wildcat Store gift card!

The survey will close this Monday (12/11) morning, and the winners will be notified that afternoon. Next week, the Outpost Reference is open Tuesday (12/12, 12:00-2:00pm).  

Final Exams Schedule:

Final exams are scheduled for next week, December 11-14.
Please see this page for the schedule and more information.

Today, Friday, Dec 08, is the last day of regula
r classes.

Honors Course "To Frack or not To Frack?":

Seats are available in Dr. Ford's Spring semester Honors course (HNRS 1500 PS), which will explore the issue of hydraulic fracturing and its impact on energy resources, environmental quality, and climate change (click on the image for full description).

This course may be counted as a geoscience elective in the Geology, AEG, and Earth Science Teaching degree programs. Please contact Dr. Ford if you are interested in registering for this course.

GeoCorps America™ and Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP):

The GSA GeoCorps America™ program and the National Park Service Geoscientists-In-the-Parks (GIP) will have Summer 2018 positions posted in early December.
The Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) program works with partners to match college students and recent graduates age 18 - 35 years old with short-term, paid, internships with the National Park Service. For full information, click on any of these links, or view their program flyer here.

GSA Geoscience Job Board:

If you haven't already, be sure to take a few moments to search through the GSA Geoscience Job Board, as there are many opportunities for Geoscience students.

These include fellowships, jobs, and internships, and are for positions at GSA and other organizations across the United States.

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Photo of the Week:

While on a trip to Valley of Fire State Park, GEO 4060 Field Methods students take a moment to gather together for a photo (Photo credit: Nathaniel Soriano)
Have a great weekend!

The Department of Geosciences faculty & staff

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