Rachel Powell selected to receive a scholarship from NAAMLP this past September

October 18, 2013

Rachel Powell, a graduate student in the Civil Engineering program at UNM, was selected to receive a scholarship from the National Association of Abandoned Mine Lands Program (NAAMLP) this past September. NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. The program was developed to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining, and left abandoned or inadequately restored.

The $2,000 scholarship is to assist in the education of students who intend to work as scientists or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation. The scholarship also offers an all expense paid trip to their annual conference, which was held in Daniels, West Virginia this year. Rachel claims that the conference was one of the best experiences of her professional career, and that it has made her even more excited about her future. She also urges anyone with an interest in mine lands or environmental work to apply for their 2014 scholarship.

Picture: 2013 NAAMLP Scholarship Winners, left to right, Jessica Odenheimer, Rachel Powell, Katherine Stockdale