Fourteen seniors earn summer field study grants

This summer, 14 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior geology majors were awarded a Unimin Corp. Field Geology II Grant to attend Field Camp II in Whitehall, Montana. The students spent three weeks in May and June learning field techniques and solving geological problems in the mountains of western Montana. 

The grant is part of Unimin Corp.'s $10,000 sponsorship of UW-Eau Claire's Field Camp II course and provided a $700 grant to each student participant. Unimin Corp. has made a $50,000 annual commitment to the Responsible Mining Initiative at UW-Eau Claire. The financial commitment funds scholarships, grants and paid internships for geology majors. Unimin Corp. is a leading global producer of non-metallic industrial minerals. 

Following are the recipients of this summer's grant:

  • Alexander Arendt, Pittsville 
  • Mazlam Baftiri, Tomah 
  • Steven Brenner, Mukwonago 
  • Jacob Durand, Eagan, Minnesota 
  • Rachel Fliflet, Sheldon 
  • Broderick Haenke, Eagan, Minnesota 
  • Bryce Kujawa, Green Bay 
  • Mitchell Lassa, Birnamwood 
  • Alyssa Leidel, Wind Lake
  • Nicholas Lindner, New Glarus
  • Nicholas Matula, Kimberly 
  • Courtney Pickett, Neillsville 
  • Justin Poirier, Altoona 
  • Alexandra Wolf, Green Bay 

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Unimin Corp. Field Geology II grant recipients near Whitehall, Montana, June 2015.
Back row (L to R): Jacob Durand, Alex Arendt, Justin Poirier, Nicholas Matula, Bryce Kujawa, Mazlom Baftiri and Broderick Haenke
Front row (L to R): Steven Brenner, Alyssa Leidel, Alexandra Wolf, Nicholas Lindner, Mitchell Lassa, Rachel Fliflet and Courtney Pickett