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A University of Wyoming student from Laramie County is the recipient of the first Cameco Corporation Scholarship at UW.
Duell Petsch of Meriden, a junior in energy resource management and development, has been awarded the scholarship for the 2012-13 academic year. It's the first year the scholarship has been offered.
Cameco is one of the world's largest uranium producers, accounting for about 16 percent of the world's production from its mines in Canada and the U.S. Its U.S. operations are headquartered in Cheyenne. The company operates the Smith Ranch-Highland Mine in Converse County.
The purpose of the Cameco Corporation Scholarship at UW is to encourage interest and employment in the mining and nuclear industry. Students pursuing engineering or science disciplines related to the mining and nuclear industries -- including engineering, geology, environment and natural resources, and reclamation and restoration -- are eligible to apply.