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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

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Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135

Email: uwyo_ag@uwyo.edu

October 20 Newsletter

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Happy Wednesday to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students! Here is your Weekly Wednesday Newsletter with information on various events, employment opportunities and scholarship/funding opportunities. 

 

Internships | Jobs | Employment 


Talon Internship 

 

Program Manager position for FREMONT COUNTY WEED AND PEST CONTROL DISTRICT 

  • Location: Lander, WY 

  • Description: Lander Wyoming, located at the base of the Wind River mountain range, is an outdoor adventure paradise! Millions of acres of National Forests, BLM (public) lands, and State Parks are right outside your back door! We are searching for a team member that excels in communication, enjoys working in a team environment, and understands the negative impacts that invasive species have on Wyoming’s ecological and economical resources. This position will require the daily use of a backpack sprayer weighing between 20 and 40 pounds. The High Priority Crew often hike between 2 and 10 miles per day during the summer months. The successful applicant will need to be physically capable of working each day with the seasonal crew while fostering a positive, team-like atmosphere that maintains good employee morale and work ethic. Strong organizational and communication skills are a must. 

  • Apply by: November 20, 2021 

  • For more information:  Program Manger Job Announcement.pdf

 

Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA) 

  • Description: WWOOF invites students to participate in a cultural and educational exchange on an organic farm this fall or winter! Students can gain a hands-on education while learning practical skills alongside a farmer, discovering how to grow food & meeting new people! Opportunities for 

  • For more information: WWOOF.pdf

 

Scholarship | Funding 


McNair Scholars Program 

  • Description: FREE Graduate School Preparation and Funded Research Internships  

  • Eligibility: For first-generation and income-eligible, and/or minority students planning to pursue a Ph.D. Must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. 

  • Contact: mcnair@uwyo.edu 

  • For more information: McNair Scholars 2021-22 Recruitment Flyer.pdf

 

Study Abroad 


Summer 2022 Study Abroad Program in London Course: International Social Welfare --A British Perspective 

  • Description: This intensive, exciting two-week, 3 credit study abroad program in London will allow students to experience history, culture, and the richly vibrant environment of London through various site visits, tours, and presentations. Students will learn about the growth and development of social work and social welfare systems in England and understand its relevance in today’s London: “a living laboratory” of multiculturalism, diversity, migration, and globalization. The course will allow students to increase their awareness of diverse cultures that form the integral multiethnic tapestry of the area and challenge them to move beyond their own ethnocentric perspectives and develop intercultural competence which is necessary to perform in an increasingly globalized society. 

  • Dates: May 16-31, 2022 

  • Apply by: November 30, 2021 

  • Contact: Dr Neely Mahapatra (nmahapat@uwyo.edu ) or Carolyn Haney (haneycd@unk.edu ) 

  • For more information: Study Aboard London 2022.pdf

 

Events | Career Resources 


Handshake 

  • Description: The Advising ● Career ● Exploratory Studies Center's powerful recruiting tool for University of Wyoming students and alumni. Handshake's philosophy is a democratized recruiting experience for all students and seeks to provide opportunities for students nation wide through cutting edge technology. By using Handshake you can not only find jobs and internships but you can also connect with employers, find career events on-campus including job fairs, apply for jobs and sign up for on-campus interviews. 

  • To login in: http://www.uwyo.edu/aces/career-services/handshake.html 

 

Live Local Work Local 

  • Location: Cheyenne, WY 

  • Dates: November 3-5 

    • November 3: Business, Arts and Sciences 

    • November 4 Engineering, and Health Science 

    • November 5 Environmental and Natural Resources, School of Energy Resources, Agriculture and Natural Resources 

  • Description: Cheyenne, Wyoming conjures thoughts of the wild west, it is that and so much more. With a diverse art culture, a flourishing downtown, and a growing foodie scene, Cheyenne should be on your list of cities to work after graduation. The next Live Local Work Local event will feature a young professionals session that allows you to meet professionals who were in your shoes just years before, tours of local companies, speaker panels, and (of course) food!  

    • Please note that we will have a mandatory information session prior to the event. The information session will be held on two days, and you must attend one. They are Monday, Oct. 25th and Tuesday, Oct. 26th at 4 pm in BU 123. 

  • Register in Handshake: https://wyoming.joinhandshake.com/events?page=1&per_page=25&sort_direction=desc&sort_column=relevancy&is_posted_by_my_school=true&query=live%20local 

 

Own it! Celebrating Women in STEM 

  • Date: November 15, 2021 at 6pm 

  • Location: Union Family Room 

  • Description: Join us in celebrating and recognizing amazing Wyoming Women in STEM. Enjoy hors d’oeurves, beverages, and good company. Nominations are now open for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students, STEM professionals, pre-tenure and tenured faculty, and community members. 

  • RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/OwnItRSVP  

  • For more information: http://wyomingspacegrant.org/wimse/own-it-2021/ or view poster at: OwnIt_2021_Flier blue.pdf

 

External Events 


Feed Your Future Virtual Career Fairs 

  • Description: Careers in agriculture and food remain secure and essential. To continue to build this vital industry and ensure that it continues to thrive, there is an urgent need for qualified talent to fill the workforce gap the industry faces. There are abundant opportunities in production, logistics, finance, processing, technology, packaging, and much more. Careers are available on the farm, in the field, in the plant, in the lab, and in the office. There’s a place for you to make a difference in the agriculture and food industry right now. 

  • Dates: Multiple events November-April 

  • For more information: https://www.agcareers.com/feed-your-future.cfm#United-States-Events 

 

MANRRS NASDA Foundation Ag Policy Summit 

  • Dates February 13-16, 2022 

  • Location: Washington DC 

  • Description: The Ag Policy Summit is a conference that exposes MANRRS college students to federal agricultural policy and industry relations. This summit will profile how law and policy are drafted and students will have the opportunity to meet the agriculture commissioners, directors and secretaries from their state while learning about the roles of state department of agriculture in advocating for sound federal policy. Students who are selected to attend the conference will have all expenses paid for. 

  • Apply by: November 11, 2021 

  • Contact: Maria Martinez (maria.martinez@nasda.org ) 

  • For more information: Agriculture Policy Summit — NASDA Foundation or view poster:  2022 AG Policy Summit Flyer 2.0.png

 

ALCF AI for Science Training Series 

  • Description: Argonne National Lab is launching an AI training program aimed at undergraduate and graduate students interested in taking their AI skills to a new level. The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) AI for Science Training Series, which kicks off on October 28, 2021, is a weekly virtual program designed to teach attendees the fundamentals of using world-class supercomputers to advance the use of AI for science. The intensive, hands-on series will leverage Argonne’s AI expertise and the ALCF’s supercomputing resources to provide a unique learning experience that will give participants a leg up in the burgeoning field of AI for Science. The program will cover all aspects of using supercomputers for AI, from employing Jupyter notebooks, building data pipelines for deep learning, uncertainty quantification, reinforcement learning, geometric deep learning, and distributed training, to mention just a few of the topics to be explored with hands-on examples using experimental datasets. 

  • Register by: October 21, 2021 

  • For more information: https://alcf.anl.gov/alcf-ai-science-training-series  

 

Student Organizations 


Animal Science Graduate Student Association UW Agriculture Fundraiser  

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Academic & Student Programs

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

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Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135

Email: uwyo_ag@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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