Foundation Funds a Plethora of Programs

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The AAPG Foundation proudly supports the endeavors of the world’s largest professional geological society, AAPG. Although AAPG is a member-driven organization, the Foundation is able, under its 501(c)(3) guidelines, to support AAPG’s educational and scientific activities that benefit the geologic profession and are available to the general public.

AAPG’s purpose is to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology and inspire high professional conduct. The AAPG Foundation’s programs and activities that support AAPG, directly and indirectly, are:

The Power of Education
  • James A. Hartman Student Chapter Leadership Summit
  • Publication Pipeline
  • Teachers’ Day Program at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition
  • Student Field Trips at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition
The Power of People
  • AAPG Honors and Awards, including the Imperial Barrel Award
  • Foundation Awards, Grants and Fellowships – the Grants-in-Aid Graduate program and the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grants
The Power of Public Outreach
  • Distinguished Lecture Program
  • Michel T. Halbouty Lecture
  • Region Special Lecture
  • Visiting Geoscientist Program
  • Energy Resources Library
The Power of Science: Online Resources
  • Digital Products GIS-UDRIL University Subscription
  • Digital Products University Subscription
  • Search and Discovery
The Power of Science: Publications
  • Amoruso Special Publications
  • Newly Released Publications Program-University Subscription
Other Foundation-Supported Programs

Aside from supporting AAPG’s programs and services, other educational and scientific opportunities have been identified in the geologic community that receives support from the AAPG Foundation. They are:

  • Continuing Education – the Bookout Scholarship Program
  • E. F. Reid Scouting Program
  • K-12 Programs – Geology Kitchen Video Web Series and AGI’s Earth Science Week Program
  • OSU GIS Consortium
  • Switch Energy Project

Your financial support enables the AAPG Foundation to continue providing for these and more programs and services.

For more information or to donate, visit, or call toll free (855) 302-2743.

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