The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,000 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.
2015 AIPG Dues - Now Available to Pay Online
Annual membership dues are due and payable January 1, 2015 in accordance with the Bylaws. You are encouraged to login to the AIPG Member portion of the website to pay your dues for 2015. Paying online helps save on printing and postage costs. A few straightforward instructions and the link follow for paying online. Credit card payments can be taken over the phone (303) 412-6205 or fax your dues statement with credit card information to (303) 253-9220, or mailing address is below. Call if you have any questions (303) 412-6205.
Click on MEMBER LOGIN to pay dues, make a donation, and purchase insignia items. Your login is your email and the system has you setup your password if you haven't already. You must login to pay dues, search the directory, or make changes to your record.
The Foundation of the
American Institute of Professional Geologists
The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists has been established to: make educational grants to support individual scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the geosciences; prepare literature with educational content about the role of geosciences as a critical component of the sciences and of the national economy and public health and safety; make grants to classroom geoscience teachers for classroom teaching aids; support development of education programs for the science and engineering community; support geoscience internships in the nation's capital; support geological field trips for K-12; and support educational outreach programs to the public on the state and local level.
AIPG/AHS National Conference Photos
Photos from the AIPG/AHS National Conference are available online. Those that attended are encouraged and welcome to include their photos.
AIPG 2014 National Awards
The AIPG 2014 National Awards presented on September 15, 2014 at the AIPG Awards Dinner in Prescott, Arizona. The 2014 award recipients are: William J. Siok, CPG-4773 - Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal; Lawrence C. Weber, CPG-7120 - Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award; Richard L. Nielsen, CPG-11459 - Honorary Membership; and Simon Winchester - Outstanding Achievement Award. Additional information will be available in the next issue of The Professional Geologist.
The Science Behind Fracking -
AIPG MSU Student Chapter
October 7, 2014 -
Denver, Colorado -
Presented by: Robert Single from Anadrako Petroleum
Please join us for an educational evening about the procedures, equipment used, and geology behind fracking. To be held at the Tivoli Turnhall Auditorium, 900 Auraria Pkwy at 6pm. This event is by RSVP only. To reserve your spot, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any questions about fracking you would like answered during the Q&A session. RSVP by October 2nd - email@example.com
AIPG Section Newsletters
The AIPG IL-IN Section Newsletter - Summer 2014 is now available online.
The AIPG MI Section Newsletter - September 2014 is now available online.
The AIPG OH Section Newsletter - September 2014 is now available online.
The AIPG AZ Section Newsletter - August 2014 is now available online.
The AIPG GA Section Newsletter - August 2014 is now available online.
AIPG Quarterly Journal
Recipients of the 2014 AIPG Section Leadership Award
Awards presented at the AIPG Business Luncheon on September 13th in Prescott, Arizona to: Dave A. Sadoff, CPG-9933, California Section; Douglas C. Peters, CPG-8274, Colorado Section; Glen L. Faulkner, CPG-635, Georgia Section; Martin J. Hamper, CPG-10250, Illinois/Indiana Section; Adam W. Heft, CPG-10265, Michigan Section; Gary H. Haag, CPG-7667, South Dakota Section; and Andrew B. Graham, CPG-9035, Wisconsin Section. Click here for detailed information regarding the awardees.
Recipient of the 2014 AIPG Student Chapter Award
Awarded August 2014 - Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia, Founded 2011, Chapter Sponsor: Ronald J. Wallace, CPG-8153; Faculty Sponsor: Bill Frazier; Student Chapter Officers: Salvador Espinosa, SA-3138; Ridge Smenner, SA-5592; Jeannie Patrick, SA-3772; and Rylleigh Harstad, SA-5593.
AIPG Conference on Social Licensing - Achieving Public Support - November 10, 2014 - Denver, Colorado
The term “Social License to Operate” (SLO) was originally adopted for use by the Canadian mining industry in the late 1990s, and referred to the concept that social permission was needed for a mining company to conduct its operations, for example from local communities or indigenous people. Since
then, the premise of the SLO has been extended to other geological challenges faced by society, such as fracking for oil and gas development, radioactive waste disposal, carbon capture and storage, geologic hazards, and deep-well injection of wastewater.
The lay public is frequently uninformed or misinformed about the complex scientific and technical challenges that accompany these issues. This problem is typically coupled with a general lack of knowledge about subsurface geology. The SLO seeks to alleviate this problem through a variety of public participation
strategies to engage with citizens, communities, and stakeholder groups. Through this process, geoscientists can develop an understanding of public knowledge and concerns.
AIPG New Applicants and Members (April - August 2014)
Listing of AIPG new applicants and members during April 1 - August 7, 2014.
The University of Kentucky is now accepting applications for the Director of the Kentucky Geological Survey and the 13th State Geologist of Kentucky.
For more information about the position and KGS please visit kgs.uky.edu/StateGeologist. This Web page contains a link to the UK employment application for the position.
2014 AGU Fall Meeting
15-19 December 2014
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
The AGU Fall Meeting is largest gathering of Earth and space sciences in the world! With nearly 24,000 attendees, this meeting is the best place to get valuable feedback about your science, network with both up-and-coming talent and luminaries in your field, and learn about cutting-edge research tools.
AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.