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GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT NEWS FOR MAJORS
Volume 27, Number 2
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FEB. 9, THURS. – BERMUDA FIELD TRIP MEETING at 4:10 p.m. in H217
MAR. 8, THURS. --  GEOLOGY MAJORS INFORMATION MEETING (free pizza afterwards at Players) at 4:10 p.m. in H217
MAR. 10, SATURDAY -- GEOLOGY CLUB BANQUET at Robbins Restaurant, Oshkosh
APRIL 19, THURS. – CELEBRATION OF SCHOLARSHIP
APRIL 22-24 -- GSA NORTH CENTRAL SECTION ANNUAL MEETING, Dayton, OH
APRIL 22-25 -- AAPG ANNUAL MEETING, Long Beach, CA
APRIL 27, FRI. -- HONORS & AWARDS CEREMONY
APRIL 27 – UW RIVER FALLS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 

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VOTE!--GEOLOGY AWARDS SELECTION COMMITTEE ELECTION

This Committee evaluates candidates for the Karges, Vedder, and Bartlett Awards.

CAST YOUR BALLOT IN THE DEPARTMENT OFFICE,
ROOM 215, MONDAY, FEB. 6 TO THURSDAY, FEB. 9

YOU NEED TO ASK TERESA FOR A BALLOT IN ORDER FOR THE VOTE TO BE COUNTED.
ALL GEOLOGY MAJORS SHOULD VOTE.
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SUMMER FIELD PROGRAM (See Student Study Lounge room 118 for details.)
University of Minnesota (http://www.geo.umn.edu/orgs/camp/hydrocamp           
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SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS

1.  The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) is offering two paid summer research internships in 2012:

Undergraduate Studies in Earthquake Information Technology (UseIT) is an 8-week team-based undergraduate research program that allows students to work in multi-disciplinary collaborative teams to tackle a scientific "Grand Challenge" where they use the advanced tools of information technology to solve important problems in interdisciplinary earthquake research. During the 2011 internship the focus of the program was to develop a Seismic Sequence Visualization System based on SCEC-VDO and GIS that can display earthquake sequences, monitor their evolution in space and time, and assess their hazards and risks. SCEC-VDO is the SCEC intern-developed visualization software that allows the user to see earthquake related phenomena in three dimensions.

The SCEC Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) is an 8-10 week program that pairs a student, one-on-one, to conduct research with a pre-eminent earthquake scientist or specialist. Many SURE interns also have the opportunity to work alongside graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, and thus gain the special perspective of these early career professionals.

Priority application deadline for both programs is: 27 February 2012 Learn more about and apply to UseIT and SURE at: http://www.scec.org/internships
Questions? Send a message to: internships@scec.org

2.  Research Experiences in the Solid Earth Sciences for Students (RESESS) is an 11-week paid internship program based in Boulder, Colorado, in which interns do research on a project of interest to them with a scientist at the U.S.Geological Survey, University of Colorado, NOAA, or UNAVCO. Topics include geology, geomorphology, hydrology, seismology, paleoclimatology, glaciology, geophysics, geodesy and more. The program includes a writing class, mentoring, field trips, and a supportive community. RESESS provides travel to Boulder, housing, a competitive salary, and a partial scholarship for the following academic year. This program is intended to increase diversity in the geosciences workforce by supporting students from underrepresented groups on their path to graduate school, and encourages applications from Native Americans, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and disabled Americans. Please go to our APPLY and FAQ pages for more information.

Application Deadline: 10 February 2012Apply to RESESS at: resess.unavco.orgQuestions: resess@unavco.org

For other student opportunities, go to:

3.  National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduate Programs (REUs) for all sciences, and Earth Sciences REU Opportunities   

4. Sheehan Geophysics Research Group Listing of Undergraduate Summer Internships in Geological Sciences

Now's the time to be looking for internship opportunities!
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Dr. Valerie Sloan
RESESS Internship Program
UNAVCO
6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO 80301
sloan@unaavco.org
303-381-7488 tel
303-381-7501 fax
resess.unavco.org
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TUTORING FOR STUDENTS IN 100-LEVEL GEOLOGY COURSES WILL BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 6 IN HARRINGTON 114 AND IS AVAILABLE ON

Monday -- 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. – Tim Stadler
Tuesday -- 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. – Ben Sanderfoot
Wednesday -- 5:30- 7:30 p.m. – Katelyn Kane
 
Stephanie Bushar is the backup tutor.
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FOR THE SPRING '12 SEMESTER, HARRINGTON HALL WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FROM 1:00 TO 3:00 P.M. PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON THE SIGN UP SHEET OUTSIDE H118 IF YOU PLAN ON COMING.

***ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ON ELMWOOD AVENUE***

YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT AFTER-HOURS BUILDING PASS TO BE ADMITTED TO THE BUILDING.
SEE TERESA IN THE GEOLOGY OFFICE, ROOM 215.

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