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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.
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AIPG Executive Director Position Announcement
The American Institute of Professional Geologists is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The position is to be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is vetted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Details can be found at www.aipg.org/ExecDirPosition.pdf
It's official: geology rocks
A total of 95% of geologists in a poll of 220,000 students said they were happy with their degree. Why?
AIPG Journal - The Professional Geologist (TPG)
The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, new digital format or April/May/June 2015 (pdf) - includes AIPG Alaska National Conference information and AIPG 2016-17 National Executive Committee Officer ballot information and ballot enclosed, plus much more! - now available online. All back issues of TPG are available online.
Preparation and Importance of Geology Competencies
This Currents reports on 12 of the 36 geology technical competencies from AGI's and AAG's Geoscience Careers Master's Preparation Survey. The survey asked faculty and students how prepared geology Master's students are regarding these workforce competencies. It also asked non-academic professionals how important each of these competencies are to their current positions. These were identified from the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) Task Analysis Survey. View the latest Geoscience Currents online at http://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/currents.
Attention musically talented geoscientists!
Announcing the First Annual Rockslide Rendezvous at the AIPG national conference in Anchorage, Alaska. Bring your guitar, harmonica, fiddle, or whatever you play to an open mic jam session following the Awards Dinner and Entertainment on Monday, September 21, 2015, at the Hilton Anchorage hotel. No particular proficiency level required or guaranteed. Just come and have fun playing and singing your favorite songs! If you don’t play an instrument, singers are greatly encouraged and direly needed to participate. Please join us for an evening of fun and fellowship in Anchorage!
Advertise to over 15,000
Showcase your company! Sign up for a one year business card size ad in AIPG's The Professional Geologist (TPG) publication (4 quarterly issues). The TPG Professional Services Directory lists companies with experience and expertise in all phases of geology and is distributed to over 15,000 in the geosciences around the globe. TPG is printed, placed online, and emailed. The journal is made available at all the conferences that AIPG hosts and attends. For only $400 (AIPG members) and $500 (non-members) it is a great deal!
AIPG Section Newsletters
The AIPG Arizona Section Newsletter - May 2015 is now online.
The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter - May 2015 is now online.
The AIPG Minnesota Section Newsletter - April 2015 is now online.
The AIPG Colorado Section Newsletter - Spring 2015 is now online.
The AIPG California Section Newsletter - May 2015 is now online.
AIPG 2015 National Award Recipients
Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal - David M. Abbott, CPG-04570, Denver, Colorado;
Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award - James A. Jacobs, CPG-07760, Mill Valley, California; Award of Honorary Membership - Dennis Pennington, CPG-04401, Maple Glen, Pennsylvania; Outstanding Achievement Award - Karl Karlstrom and Laura Crossey, Albuquerque, New Mexico. For award descriptions, past recipients and nomination information click here. Awards will be presented at the AIPG National Annual Meeting in Anchorage, Alaska on September 21, 2015 at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel.
AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award - Submittal Deadline is June 30th
The purpose of the AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award is to recognize the most outstanding student chapter for their participation in, and contribution to, the American Institute of Professional Geologists. The award will consist of a plaque to be presented to the student chapter, a certificate to each of the officers of the chapter at the time of their submittal, a $500.00 award for the chapter, and a trip for one member of the winning student chapter to the annual AIPG conference and executive meetings. The student that attends the annual meeting will observe the organization and functions of AIPG and participate in the executive board meeting. For more information click here.