Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update
Preparing the Next Generation of Geoscientists  
By Tamra Campbell / June 2017

The AAPG Foundation is committed to the next generation of geoscientists, from introduction of geology through hands-on programs to grants and scholarships that aid students with their studies.

 AAPG’s Foundation Trustee Associates Share Their Success  
By Jim Gibbs / May 2017

The AAPG Foundation’s Trustee Associates are looking for some new members – and for a limited time, joining this terrific and important group is easier than ever.

Foundation Announces TOTY, IGEA Winners  
By Audrey Corte / April 2017

Julie Mitchell, a geology teacher from Erie High School in Erie, Colo., and Hendratta Ali, associate professor of geosciences at the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) in Hays, Kan., have been named the AAPG Foundation’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and this year’s Inspirational Geoscience Educator Award (IGEA) winner, respectively.

AAPG Foundation Celebrates 50 Years  
By Tamra Campbell / March 2017

The AAPG Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary this year – a milestone that coincides with the 100th anniversary of AAPG. It is a big year and a great time to reflect on our mission, purpose and where we are headed.

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.

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Explorer Foundation Update

Explorer Foundation Update

Corporation Members Re-Elected in Denver

Six Members of the AAPG Foundation Corporation were re-elected as regular members at the group’s recent meeting in Denver during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition.

Activities Set for ACE

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

Grant Honors James E. Wilson
AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved the establishment of a new Named Grant-in-Aid to benefit graduate students and honor past Foundation Trustee Chairman James E. Wilson.

Consortium Seeks Grant Proposals

The funds are waiting to be tapped, and now the AAPG Foundation is seeking proposals from industry professionals for research funding through the AAPG/OSU Geoscience and GIS Consortium.

Bill Fisher to Receive Chairman’s Award at ACE
William L. Fisher, a past chairman of the AAPG Foundation’s Board of Trustees, past president of the Association and an award-winning leader of both entities for nearly 40 years is the winner of this year’s AAPG Foundation Chairman’s Award.

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.

Educational Projects Emphasized
The AAPG Foundation's Members of the Corporation re-elected several “regular members” during the group’s recent meeting in San Antonio.

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 Build a Better Foundation for the Geosciences
Join your fellow AAPG Members in building a better Foundation for the geosciences. It’s easy to do by making a contribution to the AAPG Foundation when you pay your dues in 2015.

Strong Presence at ACE 2010

The AAPG Foundation will have a strong presence at this year’s Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans.

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.

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