It only takes a few simple steps to assure the success of your chapter:
- Set specific and realistic goals.
- Hold meetings regularly.
- Tell us what your chapter is doing.
Share your stories of community service, special events, and any pictures or videos of your chapter at work or play. Your chapter could be featured on the AAPG website, or in the AAPG Explorer.
Student Chapter Funding Opportunities
L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program
The AAPG Foundation's L. Austin Weeks (LAW) Undergraduate Grant program annually awards deserving undergraduate level geoscience students and student-led geoscience associations (student chapters, associations and clubs) with $500 grants.
These grants are intended to support the educational endeavors of undergraduate geoscience students and their student-led organizations. Thanks to generous contributors, including L. Austin Weeks and Marta Weeks-Wulf, the Foundation will grant $80,000 in funds to geoscience students and student associations in 2016. Click here for more information.
Work General Store at ACE
Student Chapters who attend the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition may sign up to work the General Store during the convention. Volunteering to work in the AAPG General Store and Bookstore is an easy and fun way to earn funds for your chapter while attending ACE.
Student Chapter Awards
Outstanding Student Chapter Awards
The Outstanding Student Chapter Award honors enthusiastic student chapters, both U.S.-based and international, that capitalize on opportunities to enrich the experiences of its membership. Those chapters that best communicate the breadth of its activities and the impact it has on formulating the education and professional demeanor of its membership will be considered for an Outstanding Student Chapter Award. Honorable mentions are awarded to several North American and international chapters. Click here for more information.
Student Chapter YouTube Video Awards
Student Chapter YouTube Video Awards are given to chapters who go above and beyond to capture their chapter and activities in a three minute-long YouTube video. Entries are judged and chosen by AAPG’s Student Chapter Committee. Awards include $1,000 for the 1st place video, $300 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd place. All awards are presented at the Student Chapter Reception at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition. Click here for more information.
Student Chapter Events and Speaking Opportunities
Throughout the year there are opportunities for geoscience students to network and learn more about available careers in the energy industry. If you are an undergraduate or graduate-level geoscience student, check out an event near you. Click here for more information.
Distinguished Lecture Program
The Distinguished Lecture Program has offered the world's brightest, most forward-thinking geoscientists on speaking tours designed to disseminate the latest geoscience insights and updates around the world – and to inspire the next generation of geoscientists. Student Chapters may request a speaker. Click here for more information.
Visiting Geoscientist Program
The Visiting Geoscientist Program is designed to give students a chance to meet practicing geoscientists and to discuss geoscience career options. Speakers usually present a technical talk in their area of specialization as well as on career options and the best way to plan a career path. Request a VGP today.