February 24, 2014

Welcome to our Newest Majors: Gabriel Dhiak-Geol, Mark Padgett-Geol, and Lexie Patterson-Geol.  

We are excited to have you join our department! 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)

Department Scholarship Applications Due Today:​  All current Geoscience majors are invited to apply.  Scholarship amounts vary and are awarded for use during the 2014-15 academic year (summer 2014 through spring 2015).  Information is on the flyers posted around the department and also can be found on our website.  Please note that the Norman & Barbara Tanner Scholarship in Geosciences requires a separate application.  Application instructions are attached to this email, can be printed from our website, or can be picked up in our department office.  If you need help printing off your CatTracks Grad Evaluation, please contact Marianne at 801.626.7139, mariannebischoff@weber.edu, or stop by her office.

Guest Lecture on Thursday: Please join us this Thursday, February 27, for a guest lecture by Geosciences' own Dr. Steve Fellows (Geology, 2007). After graduating from Weber State, Steve earned his Ph.D. at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. As of this academic year, Steve is a faculty member in the Department of Earth Science at Utah Valley University in Orem, where he specializes in igneous and metamorphic petrology. Steve's talk, titled The Mantle-Crust Copper Cycle: Out the Top, Left behind, and Down the Tubes, will begin at 12:30 pm in LL124. Steve will also share his experiences and perspectives on attending graduate school. Meet our alumnus and guest over free pizza and drinks beginning at 12 noon in LL 124. A flyer for Steve's presentation is attached.

This Just In - Harper Scholarship for COS Majors:   Geosciences majors, there is a new scholarship through the College of Science that you are also eligible to apply for.  It is called the Harper Scholarship and you can access and download applications instructions and a form on the web here.  The deadline to submit your application is 4pm on February 27th.  You'll find more information on the attached flyer.

Weber County GIS Aide Position Open:  Please see the attached job description for a current opening for a GIS Aide with Weber County.  The person who fills this position will assist in performing the technical development and maintenance of the Weber County GIS System.  No experience is required.  Position Closes March 7, 2014.  Send applications  to: Weber County H.R., 2380 Washington Blvdl, 3rd Floor, Suite 340, Ogden, UT  84401

SPWLA Unconventional Resources SIG Scholarhip: The Unconventional Resources Special Interest Group (UR SIG) was established in 2010 as an organization within the SPWLA dedicated to providing a forum for professionals, students, and researchers whose focus is the exploration, development, and production of unconventional resources.  As part of this effort the UR SIG wishes to provide student scholarships (in the amount of $2,000) to both encourage and support projects related to reservoir characterization of petroleum systems with an emphasis on unconventional resources.  A flyer with more information is attached.

Website of the Week:  Support the Utah Geological Association, your local geoscience society: http://www.utahgeology.org/ (recommended by Rick Ford)

Photo of the Week:

A screen clipping of Google Earth showing the Weber State University Campus, with notations indicating the location of the future Tracy Hall Science Center.  Classes are slated to begin in the new science building for Fall 2016.

Have a great week!

Marianne Bischoff

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Dr. Jeff Eaton

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Dr. Rick Ford
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Dr. Michael Hernandez

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Dr. Marek Matyjasik

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Dr. Jim Wilson

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Dr. Adolph Yonkee

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