After several rounds of applications and interviews, Sarah Hill landed her GeoCorps position. Instead of a seemingly more exotic position in a National Park, Sarah opted for job based out of D.C., and found it was filled with as much adventure as she had hoped for! Read about her experiences working for the Bureau of Land Management's Division of Solid Minerals covering Mining Law Administration on Federal lands and Federal Coal programs. She found herself shadowing administrators at Congressional hearings, learning about mining tailings storage facilities, and traveling to Colorado to experience training for Certified Mineral Examiners. Learn more about her experience in the Geological Society of America's (GSA) Speaking of Geoscience Blog.
The Society for Mining and Metallurgy Exploration, Inc. (SME) announced the five team finalists for their Move Mining Competition out of 40 entries from 24 states and 7 countries. The teams are: Wasatch Wonders with their concept paper, "YoursMinedOurs"; Team Atwood with their concept paper, "Changing the World View of Mining Through Game Based Learning"; Montana Tech Club Met with "Mining Moves"; Queens University Mining Department Group 5 with "Mining Facts" and Miles of Smiles with "The Mineral Maniacs: A children's fantasy book series on mining."