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GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 26, Number 11
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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES GEOLOGY DEPT. FALL 2011 GRADUATES JACK BORSKI AND BRYAN ERNST !
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Undergraduates...strengthen your portfolio and resume! Impress future employers or graduate schools!
Oshkosh Scholar is our campus research journal devoted to showcasing the best work of UW Oshkosh students. Submit your best seminar research, theses, or Student/Faculty Collaborative Research projects to Oshkosh Scholar.
Early submission deadline is February 1, 2012. Early submissions may have a better chance of being published.
The regular deadline is June 1, 2012. For more information and submission guidelines, visit www.uwosh.edu/oshkoshscholar or email ugjournal@uwosh.edu .
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12th Annual UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity at UW Parkside
on April 27, 2012.

The Symposium gives undergraduate students in all disciplines, from all University of Wisconsin institutions, an opportunity to present their scholarly work on a wide variety of topics from artistic expressions to scientific research.
Registration deadline is March 2, 2012.
For more information and registration visit http://www.uwp.edu/events/symposium .
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Master of Arts in Teaching Program (See Student Study Lounge for details.)
Learn to teach Earth and Space science with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, in the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum. Applications are available online at www.amnh.org/mat and are due on January 31, 2012.
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AGI/AAPG Semester Internships in Geoscience and Public Policy
AGI seeks outstanding geoscience students with a strong interest in federal science policy for a semester-long internship in geoscience and public policy. Interns will gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They will also hone both their writing and Web publishing skills. Specific activities for the interns include: Monitoring and analyzing geoscience-related legislation in Congress; Updating legislative and policy information on the sponsor's Web site; Attending House and Senate hearings and preparing summaries; Responding to information requests from the sponsor's member societies; and Attending meetings with policy-level staff members in Congress, federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences.

Eligibility:

Geoscience students (Undergraduates and Master's levels) with an interest in federal science policy for a semester-long internship in geoscience and public policy.  Applicants must be US Citizens.

Funding:
The sponsor provides a fixed stipend of $5,000. The internship lasts fourteen weeks, and the starting date will be based on the schedule of the successful candidate.

American Geological InstituteNon-Profit Organizations
Linda R. Rowan, Government Affairs Director
Government Affairs Program
4220 King Street
Alexandria VA 22302-1502

Tel:              703-379-2480 x228
Fax:              703-379-7563
Email:            govt@agiweb.org
Website:          http://www.agiweb.org
Program URL:      http://www.agiweb.org/gap/interns/
Deadline: 4/15/2012

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
(See Student Study Lounge for details.)
The Svalbard Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is offering exciting opportunities for junior-year students to participate in polar science research projects in Svalbard, Norway in summer 2012. Funding provided by the National Science Foundation. Application deadline is January 15, 2012. Visit (http://www.mtholyoke.edu/go/svalbard) for more information.
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DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY
LAB TEACHING ASSISTANTS AND TUTORS

The Geology Department is now accepting applications for positions as Laboratory Teaching Assistants and Tutors for the spring 2012 semester. Everyone who wishes to be a T.A. and/or Tutor must apply, including those who are currently employed.

The requirements for qualification as a T.A./Tutor are:
A) The student must be a major or a minor in the discipline to serve as a proctor in the Department's program.
B) The student must have completed at least 60 university credits with an accumulated GPA of at least 2.80. In addition, the student must have completed at least 15 credits (including core courses where applicable) toward his/her major or minor and must have at least a 3.00 grade point average in the courses offered by the major or minor department.
C) The student must have already completed the course for which he or she will proctor with at least a B grade. Alternatively, the student must have completed a higher level course covering the course material with at least a B grade. D) Student must be able to TA and tutor all introductory geology courses Physical Geology, Evolution of the Earth, and Environmental Geology. This means that as a TA or tutor, the student will be prepared to answer questions or at least to know where to find answers in the text book or lab manual.
D) Student must be able to TA and tutor all introductory geology courses: Physical Geology, Evolution of the Earth, and Environmental Geology. This means that as a TA or tutor, the student will be prepared to answer questions or at least to know where to find answers in the text book or lab manual.
**THERE ARE ALSO OPENINGS FOR BUILDING MONITOR(S) ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY GENERALLY FROM 1:00 TO 3:00 P.M.
                                                               

PLEASE SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION TO TERESA IN THE GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT OFFICE, HARRINGTON 215 BY DECEMBER 16, 2011.

Click here for an application or see Teresa.
(Click http://get.adobe.com/reader/ to download free Adobe Reader).

NOTE: Students should visit the Financial Aid Office ASAP to find out if they are eligible for Work-Study. They are accepting applications NOW.
Funds are distributed to those who are eligible on a first come, first served basis. Students are encouraged to apply for Work-Study, as this will enable the Department to hire more students. Thank you!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
HAVE A SAFE BREAK!

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