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College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071


Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135


December 15 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  

University of Idaho Franklin H. Pitkin Reforestation Nursery Internship Opportunity 

  • Description: We are seeking 5 paid interns for summer 2022 to learn operational greenhouse tree seedling production for reforestation and forest restoration. The Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Research Nursery at the University of Idaho is an operational reforestation nursery that focuses on propagation of native conifer seedlings for reforestation in the Inland Northwest. The nursery routinely grows over 400,000 containerized seedlings each year that are used to help reforest lands damaged by wildfires and other natural disturbances, as well as following timber harvesting. 

  • Apply by: January 15, 2022 

  • Contact: Dr. Andrew Nelson  

  • For more information: UIdaho_Pitkin_Nursery_Internship_Flyer_Final.pdf


Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office Multiple Positions 

  • Biological Science Technician (Plants) 

    • Description:The BLM is accepting applications for a temporary Biological Science Technician (Plants). Fremont County has many endemic plant species, and the main responsibility would be conducting rare plant surveys to map occupied and unoccupied habitat.  Other projects may include plant population monitoring, habitat assessments and evaluations, and noxious weed treatment evaluations. 


    • Apply by: December 27, 2021 

    • For more information: 

  • Resource Assistant Internship Program 

    • Description: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and its partner organizations are offering resource assistant internships for current college students and recent graduates. The BLM is focusing particular attention on representation of women and participants from historically Black, Hispanic, Asian Pacific Islander, and Native American schools and other schools with diverse student populations. 

    • For more information: Resource Assistants Internship Program Flyer 10.27.21.pdf

  • Multiple seasonal and paid internships: 


Chicago Botanical Garden SOS crew 

  • Description: These teams are funded by contracts with the Bureau of Land Management and make large seed collections of common species to be put into seed increase for restoration. The overall goal is to increase the supply of native, locally-adapted seed for restoration. Locations and schedules: 

    • St. George, UT – 1 Senior Botanist, 2 Field Technicians – 7 months starting Feb. 14th 

    • El Centro, CA – 1 Botanist, 1 Field Technician – 5 months starting Feb. 14th 

    • Grand Junction, CO – 1 Botanist, 1 Field Technician – 8 months starting February 28th 

    • Great Basin – 3 Botanists and 3 Field Technicians – 3 locations in ID, OR, and UT: (Marsing, ID; Hines or Vale, OR; and West Valley City, Richfield, or Cedar City, UT) – 5 months starting May 16th 

    • Susanville, CA – 1 Botanist, 1 Field Technician – 5 months starting June 6th 

  • Contact: Chris Woolridge 

  • For more information: 


Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) multiple seasonal positions 

  • Description:The Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE), a non-profit organization, has been actively engaged in the conservation of native species and habitats through restoration, research, and education for over 20 years. We fill a unique niche in this field by working with a diverse group of partners including federal, state and county agencies and municipalities to accomplish our mission. We maintain an open and convivial office environment with approximately 24 regular staff in our main office in Corvallis, OR and field office in Santa Fe, NM. 

  • Apply by: January 2, 2022 

  • For more information: IAE seasonal positions.pdf


Western Sugar Cooperative Research Agronomist 

  • Description:The Western Sugar Cooperative has a challenging opportunity for a Research Agronomist. This position is responsible for executing all functions associated with the Official Variety Trials that serve as the foundation of the hybrid approval system. Both directly and in concert with a diverse set of stakeholders, the Research Agronomist will be responsible for yield trial planning, preparation, planting, maintenance, harvest, analysis, and education. The Research Agronomist will also be responsible for executing internal disease/pest assessments. 

  • Contact: 

  • For more information: Research Agronomist.pdf


U.S. Forest Service Multiple positions in the Intermountain Region 

  • Description:The Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service is currently hiring for a variety of permanent positions over the coming months, including: 

    • Forestry Technicians 

    • Recreation Specialists 

    • Engineers 

    • Land Surveyors and Special Uses Specialists  

    • Range Management Specialists and Technicians 

    • Archaeologists 

    • Administrative Support Specialists 

    • Customer Service Representatives 

  • These job announcements are open to the General Public and current Federal Employees to apply from December 2021 until February 2022. They will be open on a continuous basis until filled. These opportunities are located across all the forests in our Region, which includes Nevada, Utah, southern Idaho, and western Wyoming. 

  • Contact: Bryan Bearor 

  • For more information: 


Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) Wyoming Toad Field Manager 

  • Description: As a Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Assist in the planning and implementation of wildlife censuses and surveys. 

    • Capture and apply tags on wildlife to gather physiological and spatial data 

    • Analyze data using standard statistical methods in preparation of wildlife reports. 

    • Provide work direction and guidance to biological technicians, volunteers, and YCC enrollees. 

    • Use geographic information systems and wildlife survey techniques to conduct wildlife research. 

    • Conduct field studies that involve considerable physical demands, such as frequent, extensive travel on foot; bending; crouching; and climbing; exertion from lifting and carrying equipment; and energy drain from cold, wet and windy weather. 

    • Operate a variety of equipment such as outboard motorboats, four-wheel drive vehicles, light vehicles, small water craft, all-terrain vehicles and other equipment. 

    • This position will be seasonal and work on captive breeding work for the Wyoming Toad. 

  • Apply by: December 17, 2021 

  • Contact: Emilly Nolan 

  • For more information: 


Timmerman Feedyard Management Internship 

  • Description:The Timmerman Feedyard Management Internship is a one-of-a-kind, nationally-renowned experience that can only be found at UNL. This internship places students on a fully-functional feedyard for the ultimate learning opportunity. While living and working on the site, students grow as agricultural professionals while being mentored by some of the best minds in the industry.  

  • Contact: 

  • For more information: Timmerman Feedyard Mngt Internship Sell Sheet_v9.pdf


EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention contract position 

  • Description:The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking individuals, at least 18 years of age who have completed a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Biology, Environmental Science or Policy, or Public Health to assist with the refinement of the  Agency’s review process and conducting reviews of technical materials that support training and outreach related to occupational pesticide safety and health. 

  • Apply by: January 24, 2022 

  • Contact: Marisol Ventura 

  • For more information: EPA OCSPP.pdf 


CSU Beef Improvement Center Spring 2022 Cow-Calf Internship 

  • Location: Saratoga, WY 

  • Description: Spend your spring semester in Saratoga, WY while still earning credit. This internship is an excellent opportunity for all students, with or without previous ranch experience. If you are looking to supplement your education with some hands-on experience, then do not miss out on this great opportunity! 

  • Contact: Lindsey Wamsley | 307-710-2938 

  • For more information:  CSU Cow-calf Internship.jpeg


Fossil Butte National Monument Seasonal Positions 

  • Location: Kemmerer, WY 

  • Description:This position provides routine maintenance on park facilities including, minor carpentry, painting, plumbing and electrical work. Assist higher grade maintenance employees in the performance of maintenance tasks. Safely and effectively, uses hand power tools required for the job and has the ability to maintain these tools properly. 

  • Apply by: December 10, 2021 or until filled 

  • Contact:Charlie Custer 307-800-8401 |  

  • For more information: USAJOBS - Job Announcement 


World West Sire Services positions 

  • Description:World West Sire Services is a custom bull collection facility located 6 miles south of Laurel on the old highway 212, now Clarks River Road. We are lucky enough to work alongside some of the finest seedstock operations in the country as well as overseas. We have a fierce commitment to practicing excellent customer service and pride ourselves in creating opportunities for enthusiastic, hard-working individuals. Open positions: 

    • Laboratory/Collection Technician 

    • Herdsman 

  • Contact: Taylor Wood 406-628-7510 

  • For more information: World West Sire Services.pdf


Research Opportunities | Graduate Programs 

Utah State University Zimmerman Laboratory PhD student opening in Bacterial Pathogenesis Research 

  • Description: The Zimmerman laboratory has an opening for a PhD graduate student. Our research focuses on studying bacterial-host interactions. Successful candidates will have formal undergraduate education in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related biomedical field. Preference will be given to individuals with prior laboratory experience in microbiology and/or molecular biology. Applicants must meet the general admission criteria for PhD graduate students at Utah State University and the Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Sciences.  

  • Contact: Dr. Shawn Zimmerman  

  • For more information: PhD Student Flyer.pdf


Scholarships | Fellowships | Funding Opportunities  

UW scholarship applications are OPEN!!!  

  • Description: WyoScholarships is the UW scholarship system. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the General Application each year to qualify and be considered for a wide range of scholarship opportunities. Students who have been awarded a first-year or transfer scholarship commitment are required to complete the General Application each year to fulfill their respective commitment. In addition be sure to complete the conditional application for College of Agriculture and Natural Resources to be consider for our Brand of Excellence Awards.  

  • Priority deadline: March 15, 2022  

  • To access the applications:  

The Stewart Family Service Award 

  • Description: The School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies, in partnership with the Service, Leadership, and Community Engagement Office, seek proposals from students for up to a $5,000 stipend to complete an independent service-learning/service-research project. The stipend will be awarded through a competitive process that is open to all UW students. Guidelines for proposals are broad as the specific needs being addressed should be community-defined. The selected student(s) must be involved in an applied community service or research project that addresses a real world need or challenge on a local, state, national or global level. Students from all fields of study are encouraged to submit proposals. 

  • Apply by February 25, 2022 

  • Contact: Richard Raridon at  

  • For more information: The Stewart Family Serviceship Award.pdf


Breakthrough Institute Generation Fellowship 

  • Description: Breakthrough Generation is the Breakthrough Institute's young leaders initiative, through which we train and collaborate with the next generation of ecomodernist thinkers, writers, and scholars. At Breakthrough, we believe paradigm shifts are a generational affair. Solving the world's major environmental and human development challenges will occur over decades and will not advance through old and outmoded forms of thinking and action. As we continue to host and expand the ecomodernist school of thought, Breakthrough is committed to investing in young thinkers and practitioners, who we believe can create a secure, prosperous, and ecologically vibrant future for all the world's inhabitants. Every summer from June to August, we offer a small number of paid ($600 per week), highly competitive, ten-week fellowships to young professionals from around the world. The program is designed for graduating college seniors, young professionals, and students in the early stages of their post-graduate education. 

  • Apply by: January, 28 2022 

  • For more information: 


Beyond the Classroom 

  • Description: Beyond the Classroom offers grants to College of Agriculture and Natural Resources students participating in international independent study programs, college/university sponsored international study programs, or faculty-led study tours. The program’s goal is to help students gain an appreciation of other cultures and the global nature of today’s economy. 

  • Apply by: January 21, 2022 

  • Application:  Beyond the Classroom App_2021_22 .pdf

  • For more information: Beyond the Classroom Criteria 2021_22.pdf


IBP Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate Students 

  • Description: The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.  

    • Undergraduate Paid Summer Research Programs: has a searchable database of 600+ summer research programs in all STEM disciplines. These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. 

    • Graduate Students Paid Summer Research Programs : Search 60+ paid summer research programs for graduate students in a range of STEM disciplines – many deadlines fast approaching! These are all FULLY FUNDED opportunities including programs sponsored by NSF, NASA, NIH, etc. 

  • Contact: Liv Detrick  

  • For more information: 


Wyoming CattleWomen Scholarship Opportunity 

  • Description: Wyoming CattleWomen is offering two scholarships to deserving young women from the state of Wyoming. These scholarships will be awarded based on application criteria and an essay component. Each scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500. In addition, each awardee will be given a one-year membership to Wyoming CattleWomen. 

  • Apply by: February 28, 2022 

  • For more information: Wyoming CattleWomen Scholarship Packet 2022-11-26.pdf


Events | Career Resources  


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Conferences | External Events 

National Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives (Virtual) 

  • Date: February 18, 2022 

  • Description: Each February, Farmers Union hosts the College Conference on Cooperatives (CCOC) to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders. Participants hear from experts in the field, participate in interactive learning activities and workshops, and get a behind-the-scenes look at co-ops in the Twin Cities. Those new to co-ops and those with some previous co-op education will benefit from attending. CCOC is geared towards students and young professionals – we encourage faculty to tune in as well!  

  • For more information:  


Course Offerings  

AGRI 4990-04 Topics: Ranch Management and Agricultural Leadership Seminar   

  • Time and Dates: Spring 2022 Thursdays 4:10-7pm (Will meet 5 times throughout semester)   

  • Course Description: This course addresses contemporary issues facing ranchers addressing livestock management and markets, water, rangeland management, public/private land issues and emerging technologies in the agricultural sector. Students will have opportunity to network with industry experts to learn about leadership qualities. Sessions will be held around the state and will be available through Zoom.   

  • Contact: Dr. Amy Rhoad ( 

HP 4151: Engineering, Ethics, and Energy 

  • Dates: Spring 2022 

  • Description: How many times have you heard the word “energy” recently? Have you wondered why energy is so critical? In the “Engineering, Ethics, and Energy” course, we will discover the various renewable and nonrenewable energy resources as the world continues to demand an enormous amount of energy. We will put a particular emphasis on the energy resources in Wyoming. These energy resources include wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and coal. We will also discuss global climate change and examine various innovative solutions. To tackle the energy challenge, we need innovation, entrepreneurship, and diverse teams. Together, we will explore the different engineering disciplines and learn the process of creative problem-solving and ethical decision-making. We will enjoy constructing engineering projects using 3D printing, virtual reality, and physical modeling. We will also discuss why we shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public, as well as protecting the environment for future generations. We will research the engineering design, reliability, affordability, and ethical issues associated with the different energy resources. You don’t need to be an engineer to join us. Your perspective and creativity are needed to tackle the energy challenge. We are excited to welcome you to Engineering, Ethics, and Energy. 

  • Contact: Dr. Tawfik Elshehabi | (307)766-4219 

  • For more information: to an external site. 


FDSC 4090/5090 Food Microbiology 

  • Dates: Spring 2022 

  • Description: Discusses microorganisms and the theory of their growth and survival in relation to spoilage and preservation of foods and health hazards in foods.  

  • Contact: Dr. Bledar Bisha  

  • For more information: FDSC4090-2.jpg

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Academic & Student Programs

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

University of Wyoming

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071


Room 160 AG C

Phone: (307) 766-4135


1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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