Discover Science Lecture Series—Thursday, September 20 Jim Bell, Professor, Earth and Space Exploration

Discover Science Lecture Series
https://www.unr.edu/dsls
Jim Bell, September 20
Professor, Space Exploration

The Ultimate Interplanetary Travel Guide: A Futuristic Journey through the Cosmos

“Do you dream of traveling to other worlds? Well then, why not? Come with noted astronomer, planetary scientist, and interplanetary travel guide Professor Jim Bell on a tour of what the solar system has to offer as of 2018. Hiking, sightseeing, photography, musical performances, fine dining, extreme sports, even Citizen Science research opportunities abound across our solar system, from Mercury through the gas giants and moons of the outer planets, and even beyond. How should you dress? What should you bring? What kinds of adventures can you expect? Let’s find out!

Jim Bell is a Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University, and President of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest public space advocacy organization. Jim’s research group primarily focuses on the geology, geochemistry, and mineralogy of planets, moons, asteroids, and comets using data obtained from telescopes as well as spacecraft missions to these worlds. Jim has a main belt asteroid named after him (8146 Jimbell) and has received the Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society, for excellence in public communication in planetary sciences.” (from https://www.unr.edu/dsls )

Space explorer Jim Bell will take you on a planetary vacation:
Discover Science Lecture Series brings solar system tour guide and astronomer to talk with community

Nevada Today, 9/5/2018, by Mike Wolterbeek

Read story here: https://www.unr.edu/nevada-today/news/2018/jim-bell-discover-science-lecture

Attending the Discover Science Lecture Series
Free and open to the public
Lectures start at 7 pm
Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 110
Free parking is available in the lot located at the southeast corner of 9th Street and Record Street.

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Physics Today Article—Bridget Ayling Discusses EGS Potential

Bridget Ayling, Director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy and Associate Professor, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, was interviewed for this article in Physics Today.

Engineered Geothermal Systems Have Wide Potential as a Renewable Energy Source

Physics Today 71, 9, 22 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4017
“What will it take to put geothermal energy to use on a large scale? Iceland uses it nearly exclusively for heat and hot water and for about a fifth of its electricity (see related story on page 26). Many countries have geothermal projects. But the vast stores of heat deep beneath Earth’s surface remain largely untapped. “If we can unlock the technologies to make extracting heat in the subsurface technically and commercially viable on a large scale, the promise is huge,” says Bridget Ayling, director of the Great Basin Center for Geothermal Energy at the University of Nevada, Reno. That’s why, she adds, “despite only incremental gains over the last 40 years, the geothermal community continues to pursue engineered geothermal systems,” or EGS, also known as enhanced geothermal systems.” –from Physics Today 71, 9, 22 (2018)

Read entire article here:
https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4017

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2018— Saturday, October 13—SAVE THE DATE!

NBMG Earth Science Week Field Trip 2018
Location of TripFallon Area
Details coming soon!

We hope you can join us on Saturday, October 13 as geoscientists from Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology explain the geology of the Fallon area (volcanoes, earthquakes, and faults)—in celebration of Earth Science Week 2018 and the importance of earth sciences to the people of the state of Nevada.

NBMG coordinates annual geology field trips for the public during, or near, Earth Science Week. These field trips are fun, educational, family oriented, and always free. NBMG has been an active participant in Earth Science Week since it began in 1998.

Details and signup for the October 13 trip will be coming soon!

National Earth Science Week website: http://www.earthsciweek.org/
Earth Science Week is October 14-20, 2018.

Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year’s Earth Science Week will be held from October 14-20, 2018 and will celebrate the theme “Earth as Inspiration.” The coming year’s event will emphasize artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in the 21st century.

Focus Days for Earth Science Week can be found here: http://www.earthsciweek.org/focus-days

Job Announcements from BLM

A message from BLM: We are pleased to announce new, exciting positions available at BLM – BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.   It is our hope that qualified, career oriented individuals at your organization or other professionals known to you will actively consider this position and apply accordingly.  Efforts on your part to disseminate this information are greatly appreciated.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Geologist/Petroleum Engineer;
Announcement Number:  NM Merit-2018-0070;
Location(s) of position:  Santa Fe, NM, US;
Salary:  (USD) $85,860 – (USD) $111,618; Applications will be accepted until:  08/22/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  General Engineer;
Announcement Number:  NM-DEU-2018-0048;
Location(s) of position:  Amarillo, TX, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,218 – (USD) $79,586;
Applications will be accepted until:  08/16/2018.
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

Position Information:
Job Description:  Archaeologist;
Announcement Number:  NV-DEU-2018-0106;
Location(s) of position:  Las Vegas, NV, US;
Salary:  (USD) $61,812 – (USD) $80,358;
Applications will be accepted until:  08/16/2018 (or before).
For additional information on this job posting, please click here.

COS Discover Science Lecture Series—Jaime Casap— Wednesday, August 22

Jaime Casap, Education Evangelist, Google
August 22, Discover Science Lecture: Generation Z is going to college; are you ready?

College of Science Discover Science Lecture Series: bringing the world’s leading scientists to the community
https://www.unr.edu/dsls

Free and open to the public
Lectures start at 7 PM
Davidson Math and Science Center, Room 110
Free parking is available in the lot located at the southeast corner of 9th Street and Record Street.

Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders around the world focused on building innovation into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world.

In addition to his role at Google, Jaime is also the author of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty. He serves on a number of boards for organizations focused on education and equity. Jaime teaches a 10th-grade communication class at the Phoenix Coding Academy, a computer science public school he helped launch in Phoenix, and guest lectures at Arizona State University.

He was recently named as the ASU GSV 2018 Innovator of Color and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Felician University. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap.

August 22, Discover Science Lecture: Generation Z is going to college; are you ready?

Generation Z is the first truly native digital generation; they have never known a world without constant connectivity. Technology is just part of their lives. This impacts what and how they learn. They are experiencing a more student-centric education model with technology as the enabling and supporting capability. They are also experiencing a renewed focus on critical skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, iteration, and global competency. While K12 is undergoing a transformation, higher education has been slower to adapt.

Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology

A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler
September 7th – 9th, 2018

A message from NPGS: We are pleased to announce Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology: A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler September 7th – 9th, 2018. Because there is a limited capacity for this event, we recommend advanced registration. With 20 confirmed registrations so far, spots are filling up fast.

Click here for more information or to register online and reserve your seat (scroll to bottom of page).
https://s07.123signup.com/event/details/hnjvb?mid=5044465
Registration deadline is August 24 (extended from August 17).

The event details are as follows:
Organization:  Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society (NPGS)
Event Name:  Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology: A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler
Date(s):  [Sep 7 2018, 07:00 AM] – [Sep 9 2018, 10:00 PM]
Location:  Reno/Elko

Overview:  A 3-day field trip through Nevada focusing on sites studied by Jim Trexler. Stop leaders include Jim’s wife, Pat Cashman, along with Jim’s colleagues and friends, Dan Sturmer, Erica Key, Gwen Linde, Don French, Bill Ehni, Jerry Walker and Tim Lawton.

Nevada Petroleum and Geothermal Society is dedicating its 2018 field trip to the memory of our friend and colleague, Jim Trexler. The 2018 field trip, titled Unraveling Tectonic History through Sedimentation and Structural Geology: A Trip in Memory of Jim Trexler, will focus on sites in Nevada that were significant to Jim and his work. The trip span 3 days and 2 nights. Please see the detailed itinerary for more information and a detailed list of stops.

Additionally, NPGS is seeking help with the field trip in the following areas:

Guide Book Contributions – NPGS would like to include stories and remembrances of Jim in the guidebook and anyone who has something to share is encourage to contact the Field Trip Chair, Dan Sturmer, for more information.

For further information, contact:
Dan Sturmer – Field Trip Chair
Phone: (775) 745-2909
Email: Daniel.Sturmer@uc.edu

Job Announcement from BLM—Mining Engineer: Closing Tomorrow!

A message from Daniel Atkinson, BLM: “The BLM is currently recruiting for a mining engineer in Battle Mountain, Nevada.  I believe geological engineers would meet the requirements, as well.  Applicants must meet the educational requirements and have one year of experience in any combination of the following: serve as a specialist performing work in minerals exploration, development & production activities such as review/prepare exploration plans or the extraction of minerals, evaluate mineral resources, inspect mining operations & reclamation activities.”

Job Information—Mining Engineer:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/503061600
Closing date: July 24, 2018