Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update
Preparing the Next Generation of Geoscientists  
By Tamra Campbell / June 2017

The AAPG Foundation is committed to the next generation of geoscientists, from introduction of geology through hands-on programs to grants and scholarships that aid students with their studies.

 AAPG’s Foundation Trustee Associates Share Their Success  
By Jim Gibbs / May 2017

The AAPG Foundation’s Trustee Associates are looking for some new members – and for a limited time, joining this terrific and important group is easier than ever.

Foundation Announces TOTY, IGEA Winners  
By Audrey Corte / April 2017

Julie Mitchell, a geology teacher from Erie High School in Erie, Colo., and Hendratta Ali, associate professor of geosciences at the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kan., have been named the AAPG Foundation’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and this year’s Inspirational Geoscience Educator Award (IGEA) winner, respectively.

AAPG Foundation Celebrates 50 Years  
By Tamra Campbell / March 2017

The AAPG Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – a milestone that coincides with the 100th anniversary of AAPG. It is a big year and a great time to reflect on our mission, purpose and where we are headed.

Frank Harrison Jr. Honored by the Foundation  
By Tamra Campbell / February 2017

Longtime AAPG Foundation supporter and leader Frank Harrison Jr., a founder of the group’s highly successful Trustee Associates, is this year’s recipient of the AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award.

Paul Strunk Awarded Foundation’s Highest Honor  
By Tamra Campbell / January 2017

Paul M. Strunk, this year’s recipient of the AAPG Foundation’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, is being recognized for something he’s done consistently over the past three decades.

 Honoring a Trustee and Exploring Hawaii  
By Tamra Campbell / December 2016

Trustee Emeritus Paul Strunk was recently presented with the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal. In addition, the Trustee Associates 39th annual meeting was held in October in Hawaii.

AAPG Foundation Helps Scouts Discover Geology  
By Kelsy Taylor / November 2016

The Boy Scouts are asking AAPG Members to volunteer for the National Scout Jamboree, a special event held once every four years for Scouts across the nation and around the globe.

Baile Wins Trustee Associates Service Award  
By Tamra Campbell / October 2016

Richard A. “Dick” Baile has been selected as the 2016 Trustee Associates Service Award recipient for his long-term involvement in the Trustee Associates in furtherance of fulfilling the mission of the AAPG Foundation.

'Excellence in Teaching' Award Nominations Now Open  
By Susie Nolen / September 2016

The AAPG Foundation is gearing up for another exciting season of supporting and promoting geoscience education – and two key parts of that initiative are now open for your participation.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update

Showing Cause: Why the Foundation Matters

Most know that it exists to do good things to support the geosciences – but sometimes it’s a good idea to revisit the original intent to make sure we are fulfilling the wishes of the founders.

Gifts, Pledges Boost Foundation Projects

Nearly $500,000 in donations and pledges came into the AAPG Foundation in May as individuals and corporations join together to show their support.

Projects Funding Approved

The AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees, during it’s recent meeting in Tulsa, approved financial support totaling $179,476 for various programs.

T-Shirt Promotes Profession

The AAPG Foundation gave funds to help promote the geological profession via a t-shirt to be worn by geosciences students and professionals.

Colorado Earth Science Teacher Named TOTY

Veteran geosciences teacher Jacqueline “Jackie” Bath of Littleton, Colo., a freshman earth sciences teacher at ThunderRidge High School in Highlands Ranch, Colo., has been named the 2015 AAPG Foundation’s Teacher of the Year.

Named Gifts Make Research Visions a Reality

The AAPG Foundation is fortunate to have a roster of more than 100 named funds specifically designated for educational initiatives and targeted to those interested in advancing their knowledge of the geosciences.

Denver Activities, Grants-in-Aid

The activities for this annual meeting include a campaign launch and the Chairmen’s reception.

Additions Solidify Programs
Two new members recently joined the AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates – and in doing so, both made sure that one of the Foundation’s newest and most popular programs would continue to reach students and faculty at the university level.

Month of Initiatives
It’s been a busy month for the AAPG Foundation as initiatives have moved forward, members were honored and a significant gift was received to start a new program.

Grants-in-Aid, Subscription Get Boost

A new Named Grant for the AAPG Grants-in-Aid program has been established through a donation from Foundation Trustee Associate Michael S. Johnson.

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