The AAPG Value Pyramid lists specific programs to answer needs of professional geoscientists as their careers evolve.
These begin with a solid technical foundation, provide leading journals to members in both hard copy and electronic format.
Next in line on the pyramid are professional programs like Distinguished Lecturers and Visiting Geoscientists plus outreach programs, including Grants-in-Aid, membership benefits, and assistance for students and student chapters. Above these are
Professional events and activities, such as meetings and conferences, certification and professional affairs, short courses and e-Learning, field trips, and digital and hard copy books
For more senior members, AAPG supports mid-career training centers and access to health care and retirement benefits
Professionalism caps the pyramid, with ethics presentations and training, support of geoscience in education and the new AAPG office to provide accurate scientific information to the government, and networking throughout the global community of AAPG professionals.
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