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Dating back nearly 30 years, the AAPG Student Chapters Program began in 1979 as a six-school, three-year pilot program; the six were “oil patch” schools New Orleans, Oklahoma, Southern Methodist, Texas A&M and Texas Tech, and “non-oil patch” Maryland University.

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Chevron Corporation has graciously agreed to provide corporate sponsorship for Student Member dues, effective immediately.

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It’s a new school year for universities, with a new kind of student. Geoscience professors have seen the desktop-computer generation, the super-processor generation and the laptop generation. Now they’re welcoming the cell-phone/iPod/Xbox/Blackberry/digital-revolution generation.

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Manpower is the buzzword in our profession today -- it’s a hot topic in the petroleum industry worldwide, and in the United States it is a very hot topic in Washington, D.C. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) there is a projected shortage of professionals in numerous disciplines due to the retirement of post-World War II “baby boomers” during the next 10 years.

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AAPG has several opportunities in the next several weeks for those who want to make vacation time last a little longer by taking a field seminar. There also are short courses to help you brush up on much-needed skills (and earn Professional Development Hours, too).

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This issue of the EXPLORER carries a poster for Earth Science Week, promoting a series of events Oct. 8-14 engaging students and the public in an effort to spread earth science literacy. With a theme of “Be A Citizen Scientist,” Earth Science Week 2006 marks the ninth year AGI has sponsored this international event. Each year, local groups, educators and interested individuals organize activities to discover the Earth sciences and promote responsible stewardship of the Earth.

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The AAPG student chapters, coordinated by the student chapter of UGM, have done as much as possible within its capacity to help the earthquake victims since the day following the earthquake. Since the day after the earthquake, the UGM chapter, assisted by volunteers from other AAPG student chapters in Indonesia, have been surveying the locations that were damaged or destroyed, and sent student chapter volunteers to the damage area for distribution of emergency supplies and assist the victims, including evacuation.

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Geologists know that the East Java Basin in Indonesia is a region affected by the intersecting Indo-Australian and Pacific plates that produce complex faulting and rotation -- in short, a good geological possibility in a country filled with good geological possibilities.

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A record number of students and company sponsors participated in the recent AAPG/SEG Spring Break Student Expo at the University of Oklahoma.

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Montana high school teacher James G. “Jim” Schulz has been named the winner of the 2006 AAPG Teacher of the Year, an award sponsored annually by the AAPG Foundation to promote earth sciences education.

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