Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update
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.

AAPG Foundation Honors Undergraduate Geoscience Excellence  
By April Stuart / August 2016

The Foundation’s generous contributors have consistently worked to make a big impact within geologic education at the collegiate level with two important undergraduate-focused geoscience programs: the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program and the new U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program.

AAPG Foundation Honors 2016 Professorial Award Winner  
By April Stuart / July 2016

Stephen Bend, professor of petroleum geology at the University of Regina, Canada, has been named the recipient of this year’s AAPG Foundation Professorial Award. Bend has trained geologists and engineers within industry and academia for more than 35 years.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update

Foundation Goal In Members’ Hands

The AAPG Foundation’s five-year, $35 million campaign is in the final phase.

Geoscience Students Benefit from Grants

More than 80 grants totaling $179,000 are being awarded this year from the AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid fund, which includes individual named grants that were established by donors and earmarked for specific schools or areas of graduate geological studies.

 Recipients Announced for Military Veterans Scholarship
The AAPG Foundation has announced the first recipients of the financial aid through its new U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program. Ten veterans who are returning to school to pursue a geosciences education will be receiving $2,000 scholarships to help support them and their families in their efforts to transition to life beyond the military.

Grant Honors James E. Wilson
AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of a new Named Grant-in-Aid to benefit graduate students and honor past Foundation Trustee Chairman James E. Wilson.

‘The Bridge,’ Trustee Associates Activities

A new AAPG Foundation fund has been established in support of a full-length documentary that is being made to help alert and inform the world of future trends in energy use and production.

Gifts Make Impact

The AAPG Foundation provides vital funding to the Association in support of educational opportunities plus the dissemination of knowledge and information on key aspects of geosciences and petroleum geology around the globe.

'Excellence in Teaching' Award Nominations Now Open

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.

Supporting a Lofty Mission

As an ever-growing field, geoscience has no shortage of needs – for example, the dissemination of current, accurate information to the public, research funding, grants to university students, publications to universities that have lean budgets, K-12 rock kits, young professional career guidance, and the list goes on.

Foundation Funds a Plethora of Programs

The AAPG Foundation proudly supports the endeavors of the world’s largest professional geological society, AAPG. 

Keeping Busy: Foundation Spreads Its Support

Awards, appointments and determining new ways to help support geoscience education dominated AAPG Foundation activities in January.

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