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Release Date Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mines Student Selected for NAGT-USGS Field Training Program

Tait Earney takes in the view during a Mines geology field camp in Turkey. Earney has been selected for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers-United States Geological Survey Cooperative Field Training Program.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 1, 2016) – South Dakota School of Mines & Technology geology major Tait Earney, from Whitney, Neb., has been selected for the National Association of Geoscience Teachers-United States Geological Survey (NAGT-USGS) Cooperative Field Training Program, the longest continuously running internship program in the earth sciences. He has been working in Menlo Park, Calif., on geophysical investigations related to geothermal, mineral and water resources and to natural hazards in the western United States. 

Over the past 50 years, more than 1,800 students have participated in this program nationwide, with a large number becoming fulltime employees of the USGS. 

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