Applied Geohydrology Summer Research Assistantship - Kansas
     Geological Survey

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The Congressional Science Fellowship 2005-2006 applications deadline is 
January 21, 2005.

The Congressional Science Fellowship is offered by the Geological 
Society of America as part of the American Association for the Advancement 
of Science Congressional Science and Engineering Fellows Program.

Opportunities to serve as a Congressional Science Fellow are rare, 
unique experiences.  This position enables Fellows to work directly with 
national leaders.  They can put their expertise and experience to work 
helping shape science and technology policy on Capitol Hill. 

Prospective candidates should be GSA members with a broad geoscience 
background and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Minimum 
requirements are a Master's degree with a least five years professional 
experience or a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.  The fellowship is 
open to US citizens or permanent residents of the US.

For more detailed application information, check the GSA Web site at 
<www.geosociety.org/science/csf> or contact:  Jack Hess, Executive 
Director, GSA Headquarters, (303.357.1039) or by email at 

Former fellow Eloise Kendy has this to say about Congressional Science 
Fellowships: "As a former fellow (AGI, 2003-2004), I can't recommend 
this opportunity highly enough.  AGI, AGU, GSA, and occasionally other 
scientific organizations sponsor Geoscientists on the Hill.  This year, 
all four geology fellows are women - wouldn't it be great to maintain 
that momentum?  Info about other fellowship opportunities - including 
stints with the State Dept, USAID, EPA, NSF, and others -- can be accessed 
from http://fellowships.aaas.org/.  Anyone with questions is welcome to 
contact me at (406) 495-9910..


On May 23-27, AGU, SEG, NABS, and SPD/AAS will convene the 2005 Joint 
Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana (see 

http://www.agu.org/meetings/sm05/).  One of the sessions at this 
meeting will be ED05: Natural Hazards of the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean Region.  
The session description is: 

ED05:  Natural Hazards of the Gulf of Mexico-Caribbean Region
Emphasizing the personal and daily relevance of the geosciences is a 
powerful tool for educating the public about the Earth and space 
sciences.  In the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean regions, where lives are 
continually shaped by a variety of natural hazards that include active 
volcanism, deadly hurricanes and tornadoes, and coastal erosion, there are 
many rich opportunities for developing place-based and event-based 
learning resources.  This session will feature formal and informal education 
and outreach resources and programs that capitalize on using natural 
hazards as a teaching and learning strategy.

In this multidisciplinary education session, presenters will share 
their experiences teaching university courses which emphasize natural 
hazards of the Gulf of Mexico/Caribbean region. Such courses are taught all 
around this region from geological, meteorological, and oceanographic 
perspectives and either focus on one or more of the hazards per se or 
use these natural phenomena to illustrate more general scientific 

We would like to encourage you to submit an abstract for what promises 
to be an exciting session.  Please note that while we very much hope 
you will submit an abstract for the joint assembly meeting in May, this 
request is NOT meant as an invited authorship, but simply as a gentle 
encouragement and reminder.  The abstract deadline is 10 February 2005.   
If you have any questions about this session contact either

Dr. John Snow
Dean, College of Geosciences 
The University of Oklahoma


Dr. Alyson Ponomarenko
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science
University of Texas at San Antonio



Applied Geohydrology Summer Research Assistantship
Kansas Geological Survey
The University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas
The Geohydrology Section of the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) invites 
applications for up to THREE KGS Applied Geohydrology Summer Research 
Assistantship positions during the summer of 2005.  The positions are 
available for graduate students and upper-level undergraduates with an 
interest in learning more about recent developments in hydrogeological 
field methods.  Positions are open to students at any university.  
Previous summer positions have been held by students from Colorado School of 
Mines, Montana Tech, Northern Iowa University, Oberlin College, 
University of Kansas, University of Minnesota at Duluth, University of 
Mississippi, University of Tübingen, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.  All 
past participants have co-authored articles or presentations based on 
the summer work.
Position:  KGS Applied Geohydrology Summer Research Assistantships
Starting Date:  Positions available after May 16, 2005.
Application Deadline:  First consideration given to application 
material received by March 1, 2005.
Salary:  Salary $5,880 for each 12-week assistantship.  Expenses of 
travel to and from Lawrence are not provided.  All work-related travel 
expenses will be provided by the Kansas Geological Survey.
Duties:  This assistantship is a three-month summer position during 
which the individual will work with KGS hydrogeologists on a variety of 
field activities in support of KGS research programs.  There are expected 
to be three primary themes for the activities in the summer of 2005.  
Thirty percent of the summer will be spent on fieldwork in support of a 
study of stream-aquifer interactions (Butler et al., 2001, Ground 
Water, v. 39, no. 5; Butler et al., 2002, NGWA Annual Mtg. Proc., p. 25).  
Thirty percent of the summer will be spent on fieldwork in support of a 
recently initiated study of groundwater consumption by phreatophytes in 
riparian corridors (Butler et al., 2004, Eos, v. 85, no. 17, Jt. Assem. 
Suppl., p. JA237).  Thirty percent of the summer will be spent 
investigating new direct-push methods for estimating spatial variations in 
hydraulic conductivity (Butler et al., 2002, Ground Water, v. 40, no. 1; 
Butler, 2002, Ground Water, v. 40, no. 3; Sellwood et al., 2005, G
round Water v. 43, no. 1, see additional reports at 
www.kgs.ku.edu/Hydro/DirectPush/index.html).  Ten percent will be spent on preparing the 
results of the research for publication.
Required Qualifications:  Relevant coursework in earth sciences or 
engineering.  Interest in hydrogeology.  Ability and willingness to 
participate in moderate physical activity in mid-summer temperatures in 
Kansas.  Clear communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:  Coursework in hydrogeology.  Experience with 
Windows-based computers.
Application Procedure:  Apply online at http://jobs.ku.edu; search for 
this position by department name "KS Geological Survey" and then select 
position number 66146.  Complete online application, provide contact 
information for three professional references, attach resume, and mail 
official college transcripts to: Annette Delaney, Kansas Geological 
Survey, The University of Kansas,1930 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS   66047; 
PH: (785) 864-2152, FAX: (785) 864-5317, adelaney@kgs.ku.edu.  For 
further technical information contact Jim Butler at the above address or at 
jbutler@kgs.ku.edu.  Additional information about the type of work to 
be done can be found at 
Kansas Geological Survey:  The KGS is a research and service division 
operated by The University of Kansas.  Created in 1889, the Survey 
studies the geology of Kansas, develops new techniques for exploring and 
analyzing geologic data, and produces maps and reports.  The Survey 
currently employs more than 80 researchers and technicians engaged in a 
variety of scientific disciplines, including geology, geophysics, 
geohydrology, computer science, geochemistry, stratigraphy, and other areas.  In 
addition to its headquarters in Lawrence, the Survey operates a well 
sample library in Wichita that is a repository for rock samples from oil 
and gas wells drilled in the state.
The Survey is organized into four research sections and a number of 
service sections.  The research sections are geohydrology, energy 
research, geophysical exploration, and geologic investigations (including 
geologic mapping, coal and mineral investigations, and engineering geology).  
The Survey provides full service support for a diverse array of 
computing platforms and software, GIS applications, editing and publishing, 
and cartography.

The Survey maintains a variety of geophysical and exploration tools and 
equipment, including a state-of-the-art shallow seismic reflection 
system, ground-penetrating radar, Geo-Probe, two drill rigs, well-logging 
unit, electromagnetometers, rock preparation lab, and an analytical 
chemistry lab.
Lawrence:  A city of approximately 80,000, Lawrence is located on a 
rolling landscape 35 miles west of the major metropolitan area of Kansas 
City and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital.  Lawrence offers 
the cultural and athletic events of a university setting.
The University of Kansas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 
employer.  The University encourages applications from under-represented 
group members.  Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination 
on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, 
age, disability, and veteran status.  In addition, university policies 
prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital 
status, and parental status.


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