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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

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AIPG Section Newsletters

The AIPG Michigan Section Newsletter - May 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Texas Section News - May 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Wisconsin Section Newsletter - Spring 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter - April 2016 is available online.

The AIPG California Section Newsletter - Spring 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter - April 2016 is available online.

The AIPG Colorado Section Newsletter - Spring 2016 is available online.

AIPG Journal - The Professional Geologist (TPG)

The AIPG quarterly journal, The Professional Geologist, April/May/June 2016 issue is available online in pdf and digital version (active links and pages flip like paper copy). This issue includes: AIPG National Conference information; Tales from the Field - Light at the End of the Tunnel; AIPG National Officer Ballot; The Sedimentology and Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceaus Strata in Western Staten Island, New York; Our Saves Count Also; Geothermal Energy-Current Status and Future Possibilities; The Reading Geologist - Book Reviews; and much more - now available online. All back issues of TPG are available online.

Call for Abstracts - AIPG 2016 National Conference - Santa Fe, New Mexico

To have your abstract considered for a presentation or poster, please go
to http://www.aipg.org/abstract/ to submit an abstract online by June 6, 2016. For more information...

AIPG Student Poster Contest - Cash Prizes

Students, you are invited to submit an abstract! Technical sessions will be held on Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th. They will consist of podium and poster presentations, and will include a student poster competition. To have your abstract considered for a presentation or poster, please go to http://www.aipg.org/abstract/ to submit an abstract online by June 6, 2016. For more information...

AIPG Section Leadership Award - Annual submittal deadline is May 31st

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. AIPG has many sections where one or more individuals have demonstrated exceptional leadership for their section and in many instances kept the section together and moving forward.  These individuals are commonly not known at the National level or by AIPG members outside of their sections, however, their contributions have been vital to their sections and they perform this work because of their commitment to our profession and AIPG.  The award will consist of a plaque (or similar) that will be presented to the awardees at the annual meeting of AIPG.

Based on the above criteria the Awards Committee may select multiple nominees for the award.

The AIPG Section Leadership Award is administered by the Executive Committee of AIPG.  The selection of the winning member(s) will be decided by the AIPG Awards Committee.  The deadline for submittal of nominees for the AIPG Section Leadership Award, to AIPG National Headquarters, is May 31 of each year.  The nomination form for AIPG Section Leadership Award (pdf file or word doc). The awardees will be announced in early July so they may attend the annual meeting. For more information...

AIPG Student Chapter Award - Annual 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...


The Search Committee invites applications for the position of Executive Director for the American Geosciences Institute (AGI).

The Executive Director conducts the affairs of the Institute, with direction from the Executive Committee, including administering all planning and policies, supervising AGI staff and coordinating the various activities, projects and programs of the Institute. The Executive Director maintains and fosters relationships with the officers and administrators of the 51 AGI member societies, international and regional associates, and with other geosciences and science-related organizations in addition to academia, government agencies, and industry representatives.

The ideal candidate will be an established scientist who has demonstrated leadership and vision in their field; possesses proven senior management and budgetary experience and excellent interpersonal skills; and has a record of success as a fundraiser for not-for-profits. The successful applicant must have the ability to communicate effectively across the scientific community, academia, industry, government and the public.

An earth sciences background is highly desirable.  An advanced degree is preferred.  The successful candidate must be willing to relocate to the Washington, DC area and willing to fulfill the demands of frequent travel.
A Position Description is available at www.americangeosciences.org/executive-director-search/position-description.

Interested persons are invited to submit a resume, an expression of interest, and a list of five references.  Submission may be made by email to executive-director-search@americangeosciences.org or by mail to the address below. Review of applications will begin April 2016.

Chair, Search Committee
American Geosciences Institute
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302

Applications and inquiries will receive confidential consideration. AGI is an equal opportunity employer.

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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!


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.