Department Newsletter: 03-19-2024 (2024)

Department Newsletter: 03-19-2024 (1)


WEEK OF MARCH 19, 2024

EES 5010 Geoscience Seminar - 3/22/2024

125 TROWBRIDGE HALL - 3:30 - 5PM

Presenter: Dr. Emily Chin - Associate Professor - Geosciences Research Division - Scripps Institution of Oceanography - University of California, San Diego (MSA Distinguished Lecturer)

Title: Rheological cycles of damage and healing: how cratons become strong

Abstract: At the core of every continent lies a cold, ancient heart. This heart, termed a “craton” (from Greek “Krátos”, meaning “power, strength”), has a deep, thick root extending greater than 200 km. To have survived for billions of years on a continually resurfaced planet, cratons and their roots must maintain a delicate balance between thermal and chemical buoyancy. Some cratons, however, show signs of breakage induced by unusual tectonic events such as flat slab subduction. Cratons are also episodically punctured by kimberlite eruptions, which bring up xenoliths (mantle fragments) and also diamond. Here, I explore the textural evolution of mantle peridotites and how this can be used to understand the rheological and geochemical history of cratons. Recognition of unique annealed textures (called “transitional” textures) that could have only formed during rapid deformation events followed by heating show that the mantle, if not captured as xenolith, can actually heal itself after episodic thermal and metasomatic events. Key to healing is grain growth in the absence of significant fluids, allowing the mantle to transition into the dislocation creep regime following deformation episodes in the diffusion creep regime. I propose that transitional textured peridotites may be direct evidence of past and/or failed lithospheric instabilities. Recognizing this texture in the xenolith record may shed new insights into patterns of kimberlite eruption, and may also help to identify where the basal topography of a craton may have changed in shape.


  • Early registration - fall 2024: 4/8 - 4/26/24
  • Last day to drop a course - undergrad/grad: 4/15/24
  • Last day to withdraw without collegiate approval - undergrad/grad: 4/15/24
  • Final exam reports due - grad - 4/16/24
  • Single thesis deposit (5pm CST) - 4/23/24
  • Close of classes: 5/3/24
  • Final exam week: 5/6 - 5/10/24
  • Commencement: 5/9 - 5/12/24
  • First day of summer classes - 5/13/24

cedar valley rocks & Mineral society annual show

saturday & Sunday, march 23 - 24

Hours: 8:30AM - 6PM, Saturday - 9:30AM - 4PM, Sunday

Hawkeye Downs Expo, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Show includes exhibits, demonstrations, dealers, programs and children’s activities

Admission donation requested: $3 (adults 18+), $1 (students 12 - 18) and free for children under 12

All profits go to scholarships

Students, Faculty, & Alumni: Distinguished Alumni Award nominations!

Since 2019 your Earth and Environmental Science Alumni Board have announced a Distinguished Alumni Awardee. A “Distinguished Alumni” is alumni with a B.S., M.S., or Ph. D. who is recognized from making significant contributions to earth and environmental sciences throughout their careers, and personified service to and passion for the discipline and community, including public outreach. All nominations are kept on file so no nominee is ever “lost” in the review and selection process.The Distinguished Alumni is announced each year at Homecoming.

Please send your nominations to Lee Phillips, EESB Chair (, Brian Hartman (, Chair of the Alumni Outreach Committee, which oversees this award process, and Amy Sullivan, alumni and Past EESB Chair ( who coordinates nominee documentation. From that point the Alumni Outreach Committee will move forward with the review and documentation process. Let’s honor our awesome alumni!

Faculty Research

CLAS earth and environmental sciences professor emeritus shares details of Atlantic Ocean research expedition

1stGen@Iowa Student advisory board

1stGen@Iowa is now accepting applications for the 2024-20251stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board. Please help us spread the word about this unique leadership opportunity for first-gen students and consider forwarding the information below to students you think might be interested in applying. A file that can be shared on social media is also attached.

  • Eligible Applicants: Any undergraduate, graduate, or professional student who plans to be enrolled at the University of Iowa during the 2024-2025 academic year andidentifies as first-generation is eligible to apply for the 1stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board. Students do not have to "be registered" as first-gen in their student record to apply.
  • Who is a first-generation college student? At the University of Iowa, first-generation students are typically those students who do not have a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) who completed a four-year degree. However, a much more inclusive, comprehensive definition can be foundhere.
  • Term Length: Selected students will serve a full academic year, from approximately September - April. Students may request to serve additional terms.
  • Time Commitment: 1stGen@Iowa SAB members will attend 2 – 3, one-hour long meetings per semester; meetings may be held outside regular business hours and may meet in person or online.
    • NEW for Fall 2024 - Student Advisory Board Retreat: All 1stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board members, both new and returning, will be expected to attend a fall retreat on Sunday, September 8th 2024
  • Application Process: The following materials must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, March 29th 2024
    • Completed application form
    • Current resume (upload your resume with the application form)

To learn more about this opportunity, please go to the1stGen@Iowa Student Advisory Board Webpage.

graduate student defenses

  • 4/3, Wednesday, 11AM (CST) - John J. Nguyen [Master’s Defense] - 339 Iowa Memorial Union [faculty advisor: Christopher Brochu]
    • A Reassessment of Asiatosuchus grangeri Mook, 1940 and its Implications on the Evolution of Paleogene Crocodiles”
      • The genus Asiatosuchus has historically been used as a wastebasket taxon to refer to any basal crocodile from the Paleogene. These species represent some of the closest extinct relatives to all modern crocodiles. Here we sought to reassess the species Asiatosuchus grangeri Mook, 1940, a crocodile from the middle Eocene of China. Fossil specimens of this species were reexamined to create a detailed description from which to conduct a morphology based phylogenetic analysis. A. grangeri was found to be somewhat more derived than previously thought, and less closely related to other species that have previously been referred to the genus. The results of this analysis may also point towards an Asian lineage of early crocodile which persisted from the Late Cretaceous up to the Eocene. Further studies are required among basal crocodiles to both resolve the remaining degree of uncertainty in their phylogenetic relationships and incorporate these findings with molecular data of extant species.
  • 4/3, Wednesday, 1PM (CST) - Brandon Botha [Master’s Defense] - 349 Iowa Memorial Union [faculty advisor: Emily Finzel]
    • Title TBD
  • 4/16, Tuesday, 9:30AM (CST) - Nathanael Kilburg [Master’s Defense] - 345 Iowa Memorial Union [faculty advisor: David Peate]
    • Age and Petrogenesis of the Matlock ‘Keratophyre’ in Northwest Iowa”
      • Mineral exploration cores drilled in 1963 into a magnetic anomaly by the New Jersey Zinc Company in northwest Iowa found the ~2.7 Ga Otter Creek layered mafic intrusion stratigraphically overlain by the ~1.78 Ga Matlock “Keratophyre” (MK). The MK was logged in two of the drilled Matlock cores: C-5 and C-6. The MK was described as a dark gray porphyritic rhyolite unit in the subsurface Precambrian basem*nt of Iowa that grades downward from a crystal-poor tuff (core C-6 and top of core C-5) into a volcanic flow breccia that contains mafic clasts from the underlying 2.7 Ga Otter Creek Layered Igneous Complex (core C-5). This project involved gathering new petrographic and compositional data to investigate the nature and petrogenesis of this highly altered, mixed rhyolite-basalt unit. A PXRF was used to survey compositional variations in the cores to aid sample selection for whole rock geochemistry and U-Pb zircon geochronology (high-Zr core sections). Zircon was recovered from two Matlock C-5 core sections, but the sample of crystal-poor tuff (C-6 core section) was barren. Zircons analyzed by LA-ICP-MS at the Arizona LaserChron Center yielded concordia ages of 1803 ± 4 Ma (sample C5 488-9) and 1810 ± 9 Ma (sample C5 1067), suggesting the MK is older than the previous estimate (~1.78 Ga). The ICP-MS data on 24 whole rock samples shows that the MK is not a keratophyre unit but instead a high potassium rhyolite that has been highly altered and variably leached in alkali elements, and that there are three distinct rhyolite units within the MK unit based on incompatible and immobile element ratios, such as Zr/Nb and La/Sm. The PXRF and whole rock geochemical data highlight an unusual amount of mafic clasts. These whole rock geochemical data and new in-situ zircon U-Pb ages provide additional context about the southern margin of the Superior Craton.
  • 6/6, Thursday, Time TBD (CST) - Samson Bruxvoort [Master’s Defense] - Location TBD [faculty advisor: Bill McClelland]
    • Title TBD



The Iowa Geological Survey is looking for a full-time summer assistant at its facility on the UI Research Park in Coralville. The assistant will primarily assist in the preparation of well chip samples and enter geologic information into various databases. Some field work, such as collecting groundwater level measurements, may also be possible as projects develop.

A background in geology or earth sciences is desirable, but not required. Must be detail oriented. Must have the ability to move research materials weighing up to 50 pounds. A valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain University Driving Policy standards is required. Applicants MUST be enrolled as a student at a college or university in the spring 2024.

Work hours are typically between 8:00 – 5:00 p.m., M-F, but are flexible after training is complete. Pay is $15.00/hr. The position starts on May 13 and will last through August 23.

To apply for this position, please send a resume to Rick Langel at ( If you have any questions, please contact Rick at or 335-4102.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking surveyors for prairie butterfly monitoring in western Minnesota. This work is a vital part of our mission to protect and save our native plant communities and the pollinators that depend on them.

These positions are available as contracts (it’s not as hard as it might sound). To view the Request For Proposals (RFP) and submit an application package to bid on the contract, visit the Minnesota Supplier Portalhere. Two projects are listed under Bidding Opportunities:


Click on the project, then click on ‘View Bid Package’. There you will find the RFP document with project details. New users of this system will first need to register for an account before applying. Information about how to pose questions about the proposal and the process can be found on p. 4 of each RFP. You may bid on both opportunities. Applications are due by 2:00 PM CST on Thursday, 28 March 2024 for the SW proposal and 2:00 PM CST on Friday, 29 March 2024 for the NW proposal.

Field Trip and Short Course Program Coordinator - The Geological Society Of America - Boulder, Colorado (Hybrid)

$25.00 - $27.40 Per Hour - Full Time

The Program Coordinator is responsible for GSA’s field and professional development programs, including administering field trips, field awards, short courses, and GSA’s Continuing Education Units (CPEs). This is an exciting, interactive, and highly visible role that demands exceptional customer service skills, a love of field activities and/or fieldwork, and a high level of professionalism.

This position will work closely with volunteers and help them to propose, review, implement, and complete field trips or short courses within an allotted time frame. The trips or courses may be associated with specific GSA-related meetings or may occur independently of these meetings, including virtually.

This role will report to the Director of Strategic Outreach and Engagement, and will liaise with GSA committees, sections, members, non-members, staff, internal and external funders, and representatives from government agencies, private industries, and academic institutions.

Key Essential functions include but not limited to:

  • Implementing and overseeing Short Course programs and field trips for the GSA Connects and Section meetings if requested, to include virtual field trips and courses.
  • Working closely with GSA Director of Strategic Outreach and Engagement and the Director of Meetings and Events, members, and committees to guide the offerings and selection of field trips and short courses.
  • Assisting the Field Trip Chair and the Committee on Professional Development in their review of proposals for field trips, short courses, and GSA’s J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program. Send out acceptance notices to field trip and short course leaders and to the winners of the scholarship.
  • Coordinating logistics for trips and courses, including travel, hotel, meals, room set-ups, etc., as needed.
  • Increasing engagement with potential leaders and participants.
  • Working with the Marketing Department to create marketing materials and campaigns to appropriately advertise trips, courses, the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Award, and other trip- and course-related programs.
  • Preparing budgets for each trip and program and working with trip and course leaders on those budgets to ensure that the maximum number of potential trips and courses are offered and run each year. Handles all trips and courses invoicing and reimbursem*nts after each meeting.
  • Surveying leaders and attendees at the conclusion of programs, and evaluating, analyzing, and reporting on the programs based on that data.
  • Analyzing data from past offerings, gathering data from new offerings, and reporting that data to aid in future decision making.
  • Assessing and working to increase the impact and visibility of the field and short course programs within the scope of the GSA strategic plan.
  • Providing excellent customer service to all leaders, participants, members, non-members, staff, and other interested parties by clearly communicating information and answering all inquiries regarding general and specific program information.
  • Traveling to various meetings and other locales to administer programs as necessary.
  • Ensure Continuing Education Units (CEU) are offered, marketed, assessed and awarded to all course and trip attendees.

An ideal candidate will have an Associate’s Degree and be able to travel locally and nationally for GSA program events throughout the year.

The opportunity is a full-time, non-exempt position with a home base in the Boulder HQ or Washington D.C. office and available for a Hybrid work environment at times. The hourly range is $25.00 -$27.40 per hour for a 40-hour work week. GSA provides excellent benefits, including medical, dental, PTO, which include paid holidays, life insurance, 403(b) retirement, and opportunities for professional development. Additional recognized time off includes Juneteenth and Indigenous Peoples Day in 2024.

If you are interested in this position, please review the full job description, and submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply immediately. Submissions will be reviewed immediately and ongoing until the position is filled. This posting may close at any time.


Researcher 4: Assistant Researcher Scientist - Natural Resources Research Institute, Minerals and metallurgy - Duluth, Minnesota

$46,000 - $110,000 Per Year - Full Time

Job Opening is 360188

The Natural Resources Research Institute was established by the Minnesota legislature in 1983 as an applied science and engineering research organization to inform state citizens and decision-makers while leveraging the power of the University of Minnesota. NRRI is guided by the forward-looking charter provided by the Legislature to foster the economic development of Minnesota’s natural resources in an environmentally sound manner to promote private sector employment.

NRRI’s mission is to deliver integrated research solutions that value our resources, environment, and economy for a sustainable and resilient future. We are a mission-driven, project-focused team working to create opportunities for natural resource stewardship. With industrial-scale facilities in Duluth and Coleraine, MN, NRRI works across five strategic research platforms. These platforms address Minnesota’s soil, forest, water, and mineral resources:

  • Applied Ecology and Resource Management
  • Minerals and Metallurgy
  • Materials and Bioeconomy
  • Data Collection and Delivery
  • Commercialization Services

***Please note this position is NOT eligible for sponsorship***

This intermediate-level research position is responsible for the execution and management of comprehensive research projects related to the origin and occurrence of natural resources. The successful candidate must have significant training and experience in one or more of the following areas: Mineralogy, Petrology, Geochemistry and Structural Geology and a demonstrated record of successful execution and completion of research projects in areas of specialized interest. The successful candidate will work on a wide variety of projects, including but not limited to 1) examination of geological characteristics of natural resources; 2) fieldwork, sample-collection, laboratory sample preparation; 3) petrographic studies of collected samples; 4) contributing to analytical reports and participating in group efforts to prepare manuscripts for publication. The researcher will be expected to contribute to ongoing collaborative research programs across the Institute. Predominantly day trips but occasional overnight travel to field locations and to external labs will be needed for up to 15% of the time.

Travel will be needed for fieldwork and sample collection. Lab work will include sample studies in hand and under microscope. Visiting external labs for sample analysis and data collection will be needed from time to time. Lifting heavy objects up to 40 lbs. might be occasionally required.

The researcher will work under the supervision of an NRRI research manager to engage in research and associated activities such as project development, management of resources, and team leadership to achieve the strategic objectives of the Institute. The position leverages Institute policies and procedures and applies project management skills in concert with their technical expertise to manage day-to-day research activities.

Project Development 50 %

As a key contributor in the research organization, this position is responsible for the execution of existing, integrated, multi-disciplinary research projects in Geology involving 1) ferrous and non-ferrous mineral resources, 2) initiatives in the creation and development of a renewable energy infrastructure; 3) pathways to minimize the industrial emission of carbon, consistent with state and federal government policies and the strategic research objectives of the Institute. The work will include partnership with institutes such as universities, national labs, industry, and state and federal government. The researcher may travel to field locations, collaborate with workers, collect field and drill-core samples, and engage in a group effort on sample collection, sample inspection, sample preparation, and generation of analytical data. Strong project management skills and excellent oral and written communication skills will be crucial in reaching these objectives.

Research Funding 20%

The research scientist is expected to help generate research funding from internal and external sources contributing to the preparation of professional, competitive grant proposals. It is expected that the research scientist will coordinate and collaborate across the Institute as well as the University of Minnesota System to ensure that project budget, schedule, and scope fulfill granting agency requirements.

Publications 20%

The researcher will participate with the supervisor and co-workers in research teams in the preparation and writing of project reports and manuscripts. The research scientist is expected to contribute to the preparation of peer-reviewed articles, technical reports, client reports, professional presentations, and outreach materials as appropriate.

Operational Assistance 10%

The researcher is expected to contribute expertise to mineral processing, and to industry service contracts across the Institute. The researcher will acquire, analyze, interpret, and report mineralogical data to support research and external sales projects. The researcher will review established operational policies and procedures related to research activities of the Institute. The researcher will practice and uphold Institute core values, including a robust safety and respectful work environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA plus 4 years applicable experience or MS plus 2 years applicable experience in geological sciences or in related areas of study from an accredited college or university in one or more of the following areas: mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, structural geology, and high temperature geochemistry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of geology and mineral resources
  • Experience in geological fieldwork.
  • Experience in drill core collection and inspection.
  • Proficiency with petrological microscopes and the development of comprehensive lithogeochemical models of rock systems.
  • Proficiency in written and oral English.
  • Experience in working with collaborative teams.
  • Lifting heavy objects up to 40 lbs. might be occasionally required.
  • Working in rugged terrains and visiting mining and industrial locations are expected occasionally
  • Must possess a valid US Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in geospatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Proficiency in Lith geochemical software such as ioGAS and IGPET.
  • Knowledge and experience in the geology of the Great Lakes Region.
  • Experience using mineralogical techniques and analytical methods such as MLA/QEMSCAN, XRD, Electron Microprobe (EPMA) and X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF).
  • A record of publishing peer-reviewed articles and geological maps.
  • Experience in project management, execution, and reporting.

Geologist - Weyerhaeuser - Corvallis, Oregon

$66,703 - $100,055 Per Year - Full Time

Weyerhaeuser Company seeks to hire an entry-level Geologist to join our team of professionally licensed engineering Geologists performing geohazard assessments and slope stability investigations to support forestry applications in western Oregon and western Washington. Our geologists provide input to forest operations for road and timber-harvest planning and permitting, conduct landslide investigations, complete slope and road mitigation and repair projects, and implement geotechnical site monitoring. This position will be based in the greater Willamette Valley Region, Oregon. As a Geologist, you will support fieldwork, GIS needs, and report writing efforts. You will also assist with geomorphic and geotechnical analyses at both the office and field level as well as support ongoing slope-stability research projects.

Join our dynamic team of engineering geologists and enjoy great opportunities for professional mentorship and career growth!


  • Bachelors degree (or higher) in Geology or comparable earth sciences program
  • Demonstrated strong academic achievement
  • Commitment to safety
  • Strong work ethic and sense of personal integrity
  • Ability to meet the essential requirements of the role, including but not limited to working in steep, heavily forested terrain in all weather conditions, and standing/sitting for long periods of time
  • Capable of navigating forest roads safely, and routinely travelling considerable distances to field sites
  • Proficiency in GIS and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and with minimal supervision at times
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet project deadlines
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule and participate in long field days at remote locations
  • Strong technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license, background check, and ability to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters Degree (or higher) in Geology or comparable earth sciences program
  • Oregon geologist professional license (RG) or training (GIT), or the ability to obtain licensing via state reciprocity or ASBOG examination
  • Coursework in engineering geology, geomorphology, hillslope processes, or image analysis
  • Geology-related field experience, especially in forested environments
  • Other applicable experience (e.g., environmental policy)

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $66,703 - $100,055 based on your level of skills, qualifications and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 5% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.

Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution. Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.

Retirement: Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.

Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference.

We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.

Geosciences Department Technician - Union College, Geosciences Department - Schenectady, New York

$37,000 - $57,000 Per Year - Full Time

The Union College Geosciences Department seeks a permanent full-time (12 month) Department Technician. Our technician plays a crucial role supporting the students and faculty in the department by assisting with field trips, indoor/outdoor laboratory exercises, instrument operation and maintenance, and classroom material preparation. We seek to hire a dynamic colleague with laboratory experience in the geosciences (BSc required, MSc or PhD preferred). Applicants with broadly defined laboratory experience are encouraged, which could include lab-based classes, student research, or previous technical employment. Duties vary depending on department need, but will include aiding students and faculty during classroom and outdoor lab experiences, maintaining and operating geochemical equipment, and engaging in a wide variety of sample preparations. Major department instrumentation includes IR-MS, LA-ICPMS, IC, SEM and XRD. Training will be provided for all required tasks, and no specific experience is required. The rate for this position is between $18.00 - $27.50 per hour (or approx. $37,000 to $57,000 per year), depending on experience. The region has a very reasonable cost of living and is home to cultural and culinary possibilities in the state capital, Albany, and nearby Berkshires, along with proximity to local mountain ranges (the Adirondacks, Catskills, Greens) for hiking, skiing, climbing, etc. Union College employment includes an attractive benefits program with health, generous retirement package, free gym, paid breaks, paid holidays, tuition remission program, and other benefits.

Please see the full job advertisem*nt and application portal at:

We will review applications starting April 15th



2024 NASA Planetary Science Summer School Applications Due March 27, 2024 - JPL - Science Mission Design Schools - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA

Salary: Partial financial support is avail. for a limited number of individuals when hosted in-person at JPL

Closing date: Mar 22, 2024

NASA 36th Annual Planetary Science Summer School. Offered by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, PSSS is a 3-month long early career development experience to help prepare the next generation of planetary science and engineering mission leaders. Participants learn the process of developing a science hypothesis-driven robotic space mission in a concurrent engineering environment while getting an in-depth, first-hand look at mission design, life cycle, costs, schedule and the trade-offs inherent in each. Science and engineering doctoral candidates, recent Ph.D.s, postdocs, junior faculty, and non-research master’s degree students, who are U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (and a very limited number of Foreign Nationals from non-designated countries), are eligible.

To apply and learn more about the NASA Science Mission Design Schools:

At a glance: $22.21–33.51/hr

Medical coverage

Onsite, based in Mandan, North Dakota, United States, Findlay, Ohio, United States, +7

Work in person from one of the locations


Full-time∙From August 19 to December 6

US work authorization required

Responsibilities: Safety & Industrial Hygiene Interns/Co-ops are critical to ensuring that we maintain high standards for protecting people, the environment and the communities where we work and live. They support all areas of the business. Opportunities are available for interns/co-ops to receive training in various HES&S subject areas including Safety, Environmental, Health and Security.

Interns/Co-ops assist company professionals in implementing various health, safety, and security planning and compliance activities pertaining to the protection of human health and safety. Duties may include: facility audits; employee training programs; industrial hygiene; design and implementation of industrial hygiene equipment; equipment maintenance; participation in health safety and security projects; incident investigations; emergency preparedness and response; governmental inspections; compliance with government regulations; agency interactions and working as a liaison with other Marathon business units; and other safety and security related projects. Reports will be written and submitted for some projects.

Qualifications: Desired majors are as follows: Occupational Safety & Health; Environmental Health; Industrial Hygiene; Fire Protection & Safety; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Industrial Security; other related fields of study.

Strong academic performance

Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.

A valid driver's license is required (travel may be involved with some positions).

Military experience a plus

Concurrent enrollment in a degree seeking program

MIN - $22.21 per hour / MAX - $33.51 per hour

We hire for the following locations: Corporate: Findlay, OH or San Antonio, TX

Refineries: Anacortes, WA; Canton, OH; Catlettsburg, KY; Detroit, MI; Dickinson, ND; El Paso, TX; Garyville, LA; Kenai, AK; Los Angeles, CA; Mandan, ND; Robinson, IL; Salt Lake City, UT; St. Paul Park, MN; Texas City, TX (Galveston Bay), Martinez, CA;

Other field locations

As an energy industry leader, our career opportunities fuel personal and professional growth.



TheHubbell Environmental Law Initiative (HELI) at the University of Iowa College of Law is hosting a series of events this spring semester that will explore the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act in Iowa, climate resilience and justice, international environmental enforcement, and land conservation in Iowa and the Midwest region after Sackett v. EPA.

Registration is available for each event at the links below. Each event has a virtual and in person attendance option. All events are free and open to the public.

With questions, contact the HELI team

April 5 (all day event):"Wetlands Preservation after Sackett v. EPA: Land Conservation and What it Means for Iowa" Panel Series

  • In April 2024, HELI will convene partners from the national, regional, and local scales for a series of panels discussing land conservation in Iowa and the Midwest region after Sackett v. EPA. The exact date is TBA, but will be announced soon.
  • Food and beverages will be provided for those who register in advance. Registration for this event is openhere


filmscene presents “The Martian” - March 28, 2024 6:30PM

A Science on Screen® Presentation: including a pre-show presentation: “Life on Mars? Soil, Plants, and Climate on the Red Planet” presented by Drs. Valerie Payré (EES) and Matthew Dannenberg (GSS)

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Tickets are $10, available here


Missouri S&T is excited to host the fourth annual workshop on “Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals.” The workshop series brings together interdisciplinary stakeholders from academia, industry, and government. Our goal is to provide a long-term collaborative platform to help implement action and disseminate research on critical minerals.

Registration opens April 2024

2024 Topical Sessions including:

  • The Critical Mineral Potential of the US: Evaluation of existing and exploration for new resources
  • Critical Minerals Workforce Development: How to grow the US critical minerals workforce
  • Mineral Processing & Recycling: Maximizing critical mineral recovery from existing production streams
  • Policy & Supply Chain Economics: Reshoring critical mineral production

Workshop sponsor: National Science Foundation

Missouri S&T is excited to host the fourth annual workshop on “Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals.” The workshop series brings together interdisciplinary stakeholders from academia, industry, and government. Our goal is to provide a long-term collaborative platform to help implement action and disseminate research on critical minerals.

Registration opens April 2024

2024 Topical Sessions including:

  • The Critical Mineral Potential of the US: Evaluation of existing and exploration for new resources
  • Critical Minerals Workforce Development: How to grow the US critical minerals workforce
  • Mineral Processing & Recycling: Maximizing critical mineral recovery from existing production streams
  • Policy & Supply Chain Economics: Reshoring critical mineral production

Workshop sponsor: National Science Foundation


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