T-Shirt Promotes Profession
A special gift from the AAPG Foundation has provided the funds to help promote the geological profession via a t-shirt to be worn by geosciences students and professionals.
For students, receiving and wearing the shirt won’t cost them a dime – and for members, the shirt represents an easy way to help support AAPG Student Chapters.
The t-shirt will be made possible by Foundation support, which will help in the production and distribution of a shirt design inspired by Trustee Associate Jack Martin.
The shirt features the AAPG banner and depicts the theme, “Dedicated to Worldwide Exploration for Energy Resources.”
It depicts drilling for oil and gas in three different geographical areas, and it “gives recognition to the role of petroleum geologists in the discovery of hydrocarbon reserves,” according to Rick Fritz, the Foundation’s executive director. Portrayed in cross-section form are appropriate sub-surface structural features with simplified traps containing hydrocarbons; the traps are associated with salt dome, a fault and, in the interior area, a reef.
Martin, who had input into the shirt’s design and creation, believes the shirts will help project a positive image of the profession and industry.
Thanks to the Foundation’s support, the t-shirts will be distributed to students based on availability.
Students should contact Angela Taylor in the Foundation office, toll-free 888-945-2274, ext. 664, to receive their complimentary t-shirt.
Members may purchase t-shirts for $20. All sale profits will be dedicated to AAPG Student Chapters.