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 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.

Donald O'Nesky Wins Chairman's Award  
By Tamra Campbell / June 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that the AAPG Foundation announces that Donald A. O’Nesky is the 2016 Chairman’s Award recipient. This award is given by the AAPG Foundation in recognition of persons who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation while calling attention to the role and value of the Foundation.

Inspiring the Future of Energy in a Downturn  
By April Stuart / May 2016

Long heralded as a pioneer in the petroleum geology industry, L. Austin Weeks is not only the namesake for the AAPG Foundation’s highest honor, the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, but he is also the founder of one of the Foundation’s most vital programs for advancing geoscience education.

Foundation’s Highest Honor Goes to William E. Gipson  
By Tamra Campbell / April 2016

William E. Gipson, longtime supporter of the AAPG Foundation and former chair of the AAPG Foundation Trustees, has been named recipient of this year’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal.

Named Gifts Make Research Visions a Reality  
By April Stuart / March 2016

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.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update

Strong Presence at ACE 2010

The AAPG Foundation will have a strong presence at this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans.

Educational Projects Emphasized
The AAPG Foundation's Members of the Corporation re-elected several “regular members” during the group’s recent meeting in San Antonio.

Educational Outreach Programs Targeted for Gift

The story of Marta Sutton Weeks’ dedicated and ongoing support of the AAPG Foundation has added a new chapter.

Foundation Goal In Members’ Hands

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

Foundation Update

New Named Grant Established
A new named grant has been established by the AAPG Foundation to recognize a qualified and deserving student whose project uniquely characterizes the nature of outstanding student research.

Gibbs Takes the Reins

AAPG Honorary member James (Jim) Gibbs was elected chair of the Foundation Members of the Corporation during the Trustees’ board meeting, held in Pittsburgh during this year’s AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.

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 Build a Better Foundation for the Geosciences
Join your fellow AAPG Members in building a better Foundation for the geosciences. It’s easy to do by making a contribution to the AAPG Foundation when you pay your dues in 2015.

Corporation Members Re-Elected in Denver

Six Members of the AAPG Foundation Corporation were re-elected as regular members at the group’s recent meeting in Denver during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.

Match Game: A Win-Win Result for Foundation

The AAPG Foundation has seen a dramatic uptick in matching gifts recently.

2,432 Donated To Foundation
The Foundation Trustees reported contributions totaling $1,895,724 for the fiscal year ending June 30.

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