I joined AAPG in 2006, during my undergraduate studies in geoscience and attended my first Nnamdi Azikiwe University AAPG Student Chapter Annual Technical Meeting by second quarter of the same year.
With my brief involvement in AAPG from my undergraduate to graduate studies, I have been practically exposed to diverse learning opportunities such as free online courses, short courses and access to the AAPG Bulletin. The association brought to me, the most passionate aspect of the geoscience career which was combining geoscience concepts with integrated technology. I had the opportunity to be a part of the first AAPG-NAPE Student Leadership Summit and also to serve as AAPG Student Chapter Sub-Committee Lead at the AAPG YP/Students Volunteer Committees of the 2013 NAPE Conference.
The association has positioned me to think beyond just being a Geologist, but a Geologist with a passion for professionalism following standards, respecting principles, thinking critically, setting goals and achieving them by making use of strategic prioritization. With the solid collaboration of AAPG and the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists NAPE, I foresee a greater breakthrough in geoscience activities and discoveries in Nigeria. The conferences, technical meetings and trainings organized separately and in collaboration have been the greatest achievement of geosciences in Nigeria, reassuring confidence in discovery and exchanging ideas on state of the art technologies.
New Student Chapters 2014
- University of Western cape, South Africa
- Assuit University, Egypt
2014 Student Grants Recipients
- Chinazo Ejeke- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria
2014 L. Austin Weeks
- Mohamed Raafat Abo-Hashim – Al Azhar University, Egypt
- Janet Nayebale – Makerere University, Uganda
- Salami Abiodun – Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
- Ahmed Ahmed Mustafa – Suez University, Egypt
- Olufemi Babalola – University of Lagos, Nigeria
The 2015 Grants-in-aid application opened 15 August 2014 and closes 15 February 2015.
The 2015 L.Austin Weeks grant application process opened 15 January 2015 and closes 15 May 2015