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Frank Harrison Jr. Honored by the Foundation  
By Tamra Campbell / February 2017

Longtime AAPG Foundation supporter and leader Frank Harrison Jr., a founder of the group’s highly successful Trustee Associates, is this year’s recipient of the AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award.

Paul Strunk Awarded Foundation’s Highest Honor  
By Tamra Campbell / January 2017

Paul M. Strunk, this year’s recipient of the AAPG Foundation’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, is being recognized for something he’s done consistently over the past three decades.

 Honoring a Trustee and Exploring Hawaii  
By Tamra Campbell / December 2016

Trustee Emeritus Paul Strunk was recently presented with the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal. In addition, the Trustee Associates 39th annual meeting was held in October in Hawaii.

AAPG Foundation Helps Scouts Discover Geology  
By Kelsy Taylor / November 2016

The Boy Scouts are asking AAPG Members to volunteer for the National Scout Jamboree, a special event held once every four years for Scouts across the nation and around the globe.

Baile Wins Trustee Associates Service Award  
By Tamra Campbell / October 2016

Richard A. “Dick” Baile has been selected as the 2016 Trustee Associates Service Award recipient for his long-term involvement in the Trustee Associates in furtherance of fulfilling the mission of the AAPG Foundation.

'Excellence in Teaching' Award Nominations Now Open  
By Susie Nolen / September 2016

The AAPG Foundation is gearing up for another exciting season of supporting and promoting geoscience education – and two key parts of that initiative are now open for your participation.

AAPG Foundation Honors Undergraduate Geoscience Excellence  
By April Stuart / August 2016

The Foundation’s generous contributors have consistently worked to make a big impact within geologic education at the collegiate level with two important undergraduate-focused geoscience programs: the L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant Program and the new U.S. Military Veterans Scholarship Program.

AAPG Foundation Honors 2016 Professorial Award Winner  
By April Stuart / July 2016

Stephen Bend, professor of petroleum geology at the University of Regina, Canada, has been named the recipient of this year’s AAPG Foundation Professorial Award. Bend has trained geologists and engineers within industry and academia for more than 35 years.

Donald O'Nesky Wins Chairman's Award  
By Tamra Campbell / June 2016

It is with great enthusiasm that the AAPG Foundation announces that Donald A. O’Nesky is the 2016 Chairman’s Award recipient. This award is given by the AAPG Foundation in recognition of persons who have made extraordinary contributions (monetary or service) to the AAPG Foundation while calling attention to the role and value of the Foundation.

Inspiring the Future of Energy in a Downturn  
By April Stuart / May 2016

Long heralded as a pioneer in the petroleum geology industry, L. Austin Weeks is not only the namesake for the AAPG Foundation’s highest honor, the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal, but he is also the founder of one of the Foundation’s most vital programs for advancing geoscience education.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update

Foundation Gifts Provide Geoscience Education Support

The largest programs that the Foundation maintains help geology students through school – we provide grants and scholarships, we recognize outstanding educators and we enable students to participate in activities that build their knowledge, their network, their leadership skills and much more.

Activities Set for ACE

The AAPG Foundation will have a high profile at the upcoming AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Houston.

Three New Gifts

Gifts Made to Help Students
Three new gifts have been made to benefit geoscience students through the AAPG Foundation’s Digital Products University Alumni Fund.

Funds OK'd for Projects

At the center of the AAPG Foundation is its support of scientific advances in the geosciences and petroleum geology to enable broad availability of geoscience information to professionals and the public, to enhance public awareness of geoscience and energy issues and to provide educational opportunities for students and teachers from K-12 and beyond.

Weeks Grant Provides Educational Opportunities for Undergrads
The AAPG Foundation’s L. Austin Weeks Undergraduate Grant program annually awards deserving geoscience students and geoscience student organizations across the world with $500 in grant funds.

Foundation Gifts Support Programs

Foundation Update

New Award Honors Weeks
The AAPG Foundation announces a new award that recognizes outstanding generosity.

Foundation Supporters’ Global Reach

From providing endowments for university students to have the latest in digital mapping resources at their fingertips to funding master’s and doctorate level research in the lab and field through the Grants-in-Aid program, Foundation supporters have multiplied their reach by affording opportunities for others on a global scale.

Funding Requests Approved by Trustees

The Foundation Trustees approved three major funding requests when the group met in late November.

Weeks Medal Recipient

Threet Honored

Houston independent oilman Jack C. Threet, who as then-AAPG Foundation chairman helped design the current initiative to increase funding for key existing and numerous new programs, has been named the recipient of this year’s L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal.

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