Denver Activities, Grants-in-Aid

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The AAPG Foundation will have an active presence in Denver for the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, including these events:

  • Members of the Corporation and Board of Trustees will meet Monday, June 8, immediately following the All-Convention Luncheon (which will feature a talk by the recipient of this year’s Weeks Medal recipient T. Boone Pickens).
  • Campaign co-chairman and team leaders will meet at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9.
  • Chairmen Lee Backsen and William Fisher will host the annual Chairmen’s Reception on Tuesday evening for Trustee Associates, spouses and guests.

Of course, the Foundation will have its usual special area in the AAPG Center where all are welcome to stop by with questions about Foundation activities – or just for a visit. We’re looking forward to seeing you in Denver.

In other Foundation news, Bill Walker, of Sedalia, Colo., the newest member of the Trustee Associates, has established a memorial grant to serve as a lasting tribute to his friend, Rodney A. Bernasek.

The Rodney A. Bernasek Memorial Grant will be awarded in the amount of a $500 annual grant to a deserving University of Nebraska geoscience graduate student, selected through the Grants-in-Aid Program. 

This year, more than 365 students applied to the Grants-in-Aid Program with $114,870 awarded under the regular Grants-in-Aid Program, supplemented by an additional $91,250 from 60 named grants, for a total of $206,120 awarded to 88 deserving geoscience students.

Anyone interested in establishing a Named Grant in honor or memory of a colleague or family member can contact Foundation manager Rebecca Griffin at 918-560-2644, or by e-mail . 

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Rebecca Griffin worked as the AAPG Foundation manager until October 2010.

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Foundation Update is a regular column in the EXPLORER offering news about the AAPG Foundation’s latest activities. For more information about the AAPG Foundation, visit the Foundation website, email, or call (918) 560-2644.

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