Curtin Exchange Program info below. Please see Liz Ball if interested.

Australian Studies Semester 1 2015 Bentley Campus INT


Fact Sheet 2015_Page_1

Fact Sheet 2015_Page_2

Deadline: May 30, 2015, see attached.

NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program under the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), U.S. Department of the Interior. SMCRA’s purpose is to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining and left abandoned or inadequately restored. SMCRA levies fees on active coal mining to pay the reclamation costs. Collected fees are deposited in the AML Fund and redistributed to authorized states and tribes to implement their own programs. NAAMLP is the professional association of States and Tribes who work under the auspices of Title IV of SMCRA, as amended.

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Here is the 2015-2016 Application Form:  2015 Mackayappform

Scholarship amount is $2000.00 per year, payable at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters.  Recipient is responsible for assuring the class registration forms and previous semester transcripts are to be sent to Nevada Chapter WIM.  Payments will not be made until required forms are received.
Criteria for this Scholarship:
– University of Nevada student majoring in Mining Engineering, Geological Sciences and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or Chemical Engineering with aninterest in working in the mining field.
– Junior (or higher) enrolled in one of the above disciplines
– Nevada Resident (preference will be given to Nevada High School graduates)
– United States of America Citizen
– Maintain a 2.75 GPA
– Preference may be given to Women in Mining members, supporters or family members.

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Company Name: Bureau of Land Management

Title: Geologist
Location: Miles City, MT

At the full performance level, the incumbent is responsible for planning, initiating, directing, and executing the minerals program activities for the Field Office. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
Participating in or leading interdisciplinary team projects for minerals related actions, such as the development of environmental documents for the purpose of evaluating applications for free use permits, material sales, coal leasing, exploration and development drilling, and mining plans of operation submitted under 3809 and 3802 regulations.
Serving as an interdisciplinary team member on other Bureau Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Statement projects.
Providing technical expertise in formulating surface protection stipulations, standards, and mitigating measures to reduce the adverse impacts of surface disturbing activities; and ensuring on-the-ground compliance with these measures and preparing appropriate reports.
Making frequent verification of compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, terms, and conditions of operations relating to surface and mineral material management, mining law administration, coal, and non-energy leasable mineral management.
Preparing case files and adequately documenting files from initial discovery through prosecution or dismissal of formal or suspected trespass.
Reviewing mining, prospecting, and drilling plans for adequacy under Bureau standards, including surface protection of public lands subject to mining and leasable mineral development.
Processing applications for mining law, mineral materials, coal, and non-energy mineral management. Investigating lands and mineral deposits involved and preparing reports leading to the issuance of permits and leases.
Preparing letters of approval for plan of operations and notices with adequate provisions to protect the environment, prevent mineral waste, and reclaim disturbed lands.

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Company Name: USGS

Title: Physical Science Technician
Location: Vancouver, WA
As a Physical Science Technician within the Volcano Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
– Designs, plans, and installs integrated dual frequency GPS and digital seismic monitoring stations.
– Operates computers, servers, and peripheral devices to collect and download data from Ethernet and serial based devices such as dual frequency GPS, seismic digitizers and digital radios.
– Prepares volcanic hazards assessments.
– Provides reliable forecasts, warnings, and volcano-hazard information.
– Responsible for installing, calibrating, repairing and/or maintain seismic instrument systems.
– Moderate to strenuous activities over extended periods, such as hiking, digging, lifting, bending, mixing and pouring concrete, and removing vegetation.
– Physical work is required, such as lifting and handling heavy materials and equipment up to 70 lbs.”

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The Data Incubator is an intensive 7 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for fellows and supported by sponsorships from dozens of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

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Company Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Title: Engineering Equipment Operator Supervisor
Location: North Bend, OR
Responsible for immediate supervision over a staff of 3 to 8 subordinate equipment operators, laborers, and other personnel. Responsible for the accomplishment of maintenance activities on BLM timber access roads located in an assigned area. Ensures proper use and maintenance of all assigned equipment, as well as hand tools. Plans the daily work of the crew and equipment and the methods and procedures to be used. Work consists of clearing, grading, slide removal, replacing riprap, gravel surfacing, maintaining oil surfaces, shaping of roadways, and rock excavation, including blasting. Instructs equipment operators in preventative maintenance and minor repairs of diesel or gasoline powered equipment, and determines supplies, materials, and/or personnel required for work projects.

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Company Name: Taber Consultants

Title: Student Intern
Location: Sacramento
Student Intern position will work in a learning capacity and will be supervised by a Taber Sponsor. Job duties may include office work (database updates, word processing, permit acquisition, etc.) field work (drill helping, logging, surveying, field observations, hand soil sampling, etc.) and attendance at meetings. Assignments will be evaluated by the Sponsor for completeness and accuracy. Work will require professionalism and adhere to the Taber Consultants policy and procedures manual.

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The Office of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Research provides competitive grants available to all UNR under graduates through the General Undergraduate Research Awards (GURA) program.

Application must be completed during 2015-2016 academic year. Projects must be completed by May 2015

Up to $1500 per grant may be requested.

Questions? Email, or call 775-784-8262

See attached for more details:


For students interested in UNR’s Exchange program to Curtin University in Australia:

Attached is the current Curtin application form: U.S. Exchange Student Packet 01-06-12.  Along with this application, students should supply a copy of their most up-to-date academic transcript, and a copy of the information page from their passport. Please note that we will accept faxed documents, however the original must be received.

It is recommended that the students apply for housing (even before they submit your application) should they wish to stay on-campus. On campus housing fills up very fast so the earlier you get in the better. The website in which you can apply online is –  There is no fee to apply and nor is there a fee if they don’t proceed.

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