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AIPG Student Chapter of the Year Award

Submittals are due March 30th and awarded in the fall at the AIPG National Conference.
Your submittals may be done online https://goo.gl/forms/76ST62kAmwAvYaMy2 or emailed to aipg@aipg.org.

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.

All AIPG student chapters are eligible to apply for the award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Only one chapter will receive the award per year.

The Student Chapter of the Year Award is administered by the Executive Committee of AIPG. The selection of the winning chapter will be decided by the AIPG Education Committee. The deadline for submittal of application materials for the Student Chapter of the Year Award, to AIPG National Headquarters, is March 30th of each year. The application should be submitted in a pdf or similar format. The winning chapter will be announced at the beginning of the Fall Semester. The certificates will be presented to the students at one of their chapter meetings. The award and plaque will be presented to the chapter delegate at the annual meeting of AIPG.

The submittal for Student Chapter of the Year Award will consist of a written report. Photos documenting chapter activities are strongly encouraged. The submittal should cover the period from the beginning of the Fall Semester to the end of the Spring Semester and include the following as a minimum:
 

  1. Name of the student chapter;
  2. Names of student chapter officers;
  3. Names of Student Chapters Officers for the following academic year;
  4. Number of AIPG student members in the chapter;
  5. Number of chapter meetings per year;
  6. Programs to recruit new members;
  7. Activities within the department (seminars, guest speakers, field trips, career day, mentoring,
    etc.);
  8. Fundraisers;
  9. Activities within the university (geology awareness, recycling, sustainability awareness, Earth
    Day, etc.);
  10. Activities within the community;
  11. Interactions with professional geologists and the local AIPG Section; and
  12. Other significant activities that the chapter considers important to the mission of AIPG.

Submittals are due March 30th and awarded in the fall at the AIPG National Conference.
Your submittals may be done online https://goo.gl/forms/76ST62kAmwAvYaMy2 or emailed to aipg@aipg.org.