Divisions Set Luncheons in New Orleans

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

AAPG’s three Divisions all will have special luncheons on Tuesday, April 13, during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans – two of them meeting jointly.

The Division luncheons join the All-Convention and PROWESS events that also will be offered during the meeting.

All Division luncheons start at 11:30 a.m., and will be held in the La Nouvelle Orleans Ballroom of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. They are:

♦The EMD-DEG luncheon will feature John A. Grant III, geologist for the Center for Earth and Planetary Studies at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.

Grant, also a member of the Science Team for the Mars Exploration Rovers, will talk on “Exploring Mars From the Ground Up: Results from the Mars Exploration Rovers and the HiRISE Camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

♦The DPA luncheon will feature six panelists who will discuss issues affecting DPA, AAPG, the profession and the general public. The panelists are:

  • David Curtiss, director of AAPG’s Geoscience and Energy Office in Washington, D.C.
  • John Dolson, director of DSP Geosciences and Associates, Coconut Grove, Fla., and a former vice president of AAPG.
  • Lynn N. Hughes, a federal judge in Houston and AAPG’s current Distinguished Lecturer on Ethics.
  • Peter R. Rose, senior associate with Rose & Associates in Austin, Texas, and a former president of AAPG.
  • M. Ray Thomasson, founder and owner of Thomasson Partner Associates, Denver, and a former president of AAPG.
  • Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the state geologist of Texas, Austin, and the immediate past president of AAPG.

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