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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.

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.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update

Consortium Seeks Grant Proposals

The funds are waiting to be tapped, and now the AAPG Foundation is seeking proposals from industry professionals for research funding through the AAPG/OSU Geoscience and GIS Consortium.

Foundation Names Trustees

Two longtime AAPG supporters have been added to the AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees, the group responsible for oversight of Foundation activities.

Foundation Goal In Members’ Hands

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

Paul Strunk Awarded Foundation’s Highest Honor

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.

Donors Support Profession, AAPG
Significant gifts to funds that benefit geosciences students have been made to the AAPG Foundation.

Foundation Update

Projects Funded

AAPG Foundation trustees approved funding for two projects during their recent meeting at AAPG headquarters in Tulsa.

Trustee Associates Elect New Officers

The AAPG Foundation Trustee Associates elected new officers during the group’s recently held 32nd annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Fund Started to Assist IBA Program

A new fund has been established by the AAPG Foundation to accept corporate and individual donations to AAPG’s successful Imperial Barrel Award program.

Match Game: A Win-Win Result for Foundation

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

Denver Activities, Grants-in-Aid

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

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