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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 7,800 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 Members - 2016 Membership Dues

2016 Membership Dues are available to pay online. Annual membership dues are due and payable January 1, 2016 in accordance with the Bylaws. You are encouraged to login to the AIPG Member portion of the website to pay your dues for 2016.  Paying online helps save on printing and postage costs. 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.  

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Section Leadership Award Recipients

The AIPG Section Leadership Award was established by the Executive Committee in 2013 to recognize one or more of our members who have demonstrated a long-term commitment and have been long-term contributors to AIPG at the section level. The 2015 Section Leadership Award Recipients are: Paul A. Lindberg, CPG-6344, Arizona; Stephen J. Baker, MEM-2353, California; Logan T. MacMillan, CPG-4560, Colorado; Eric F. Lowe, MEM-385, Georgia; David G. Pyles, CPG-7364, Illinois/Indiana; Sara V. Pearson, CPG-10650, Michigan; Jane M. Willard, CPG-6979, Minnesota; Curtis J. Coe, CPG-6240, Ohio; Michael D. Campbell, CPG-3330, Texas; and Christine F. Lilek, CPG-10195, Wisconsin. Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on September 18th in Anchorage, Alaska.

Student Chapter Award Recipient

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida - AIPG Student Chapter found 2013. Chapter Sponsor: Anne Murray, CPG, and Faculty Sponsor: David Farris. Student Chapter Officers: President - Hannah K. Klein, SA-5156; Vice President - Chelsie N. Bowman, SA-5390; Secretary - Janine M. Giambalvo, SA-5422; Treasurer - Meg M. Wilson, SA-5391; Historian - Stephanie G. McColaugh, SA-5393; Graduate Student Liaison - Claire M. Routledge, SA-6296. The award consists of a plaque to be presented to the student chapter, a certificate to each of the officers of the chapter, 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. Award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on September 18th in Anchorage, Alaska.

Presidential Certificate of Merit Award Recipients

Each year, the AIPG President may award one or more certificates of merit to individuals who, through dedicated and meritorious service, have made an outstanding contribution to the Institute. The 2015 recipients are: Helen V. Hickman, CPG-7535; Michael D. Lawless, CPG-9224; Anne M. Murray, CPG-11645, Keri A. Nutter, CPG-11579; Kristina Pourtabib, SA-3410. Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on September 18th in Anchorage, Alaska.

AIPG Section Newsletters

The AIPG Wisconsin Section Newsletter - Fall 2015 is now online.

The AIPG IL-IN Section Newsletter - Summer 2015 is now online.

The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter - August 2015 is now online.

The AIPG Texas Section Newsletter - July 2015 is now online.

The AIPG Michigan Section Newsletter - July 2015 is now online.

AIPG Journal - The Professional Geologist (TPG)

The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, July/August/Sept. 2015 - new digital version or pdf (pdf) - includes Career Building Workshop at UC Davis a Success; Earthquakes of Mexico-As Observed from Home Seismometer in Palmer, Texas; Career Building Workshop at UC Davis a Success; From Bone Dry to Soaking Wet-A Commentary on Recent Flooding Throughout Texas plus much more! - now available online. All back issues of TPG are available online.

Election Results for
2016 AIPG National Executive Committee Officers

President-Elect: Adam W. Heft, CPG, Michigan; Vice President: David G. Pyles, CPG, Illinois; Secretary: Keri A. Nutter, CPG, Alaska ; Editor: Jean M. Neubeck, CPG, New York. The incumbent officers are: President: Helen V. Hickman, CPG, Florida; Past President: J. Foster Sawyer, CPG, South Dakota; Treasurer: R. Douglas Bartlett, CPG, Arizona; Advisory Board Representatives for 2016 will be elected at the AIPG Annual Meeting on September 18th in Anchorage, Alaska.

National Award Recipients

Ben H. Parker Memorial Medal - David M. Abbott, Jr., CPG-4570; Martin Van Couvering Memorial Award - James A. Jacobs, CPG-7760; Honorary Membership - Dennis Pennington, CPG-4401; Outstanding Achievement Award - Karl E. Karlstrom and Laura J. Crossey. Awards will be presented on September 21st in Anchorage, Alaska.

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   

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  Attention musically talented geoscientists!
Rockslide Rendezvous! 

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!


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The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials
of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the profession.

AIPG represents the professional interests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
Its advocacy and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.