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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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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 News...

NEW AIPG Student Chapter - Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida, Founded 2014 - Chapter Sponsor: Anne Murray, CPG-11645;
Faculty Sponsor: Troy Bernier. 2014 Student Chapter Officers: President: Joanna Gaset, SA-5232; Vice President: Troy P. Bernier, SA-3872; Secretary: Greg Cook, SA-5252; Treasurer: Steven Sess, SA-5236. Welcome! Click here for a complete list of AIPG Student Chapters.

Marcellus, Utica and Point Pleasant Shale: Energy Development and Enhancement - April 16-17, 2014
Columbus, Ohio - Program

Still time to register! Walk-Ins Welcome! Join AIPG and the Ohio Section of AIPG for this conference. It is structured to allow consideration and ample discussion of the most crucial aspects of the hydrofracturing process as it pertains to gas production in shale and other tight formations. Registration is available online or via form. Exhibitors and Sponsors are welcome!

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference - Program - Online Registration

Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) and the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS) for the 2014 Water and Rocks, the Foundations of Life National Conference in Prescott, Arizona. To have your abstract considered for a presentation or poster, please go to http://www.aipg.org/abstract/ to submit an abstract online. Click here for conference details.

AIPG New Applicants and Members Listing

2014 Janury 25 - March 31

AIPG Section Newsletters

The AIPG CA Section Newsletter - Spring-Summer 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG MI Section Newsletter - March 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG IL-IN Section Newsletter - Winter 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter — March 2014 is now available online.

The AIPG Kentucky Section Newsletter - Winter 2013 is now available online.

2014 AIPG 25 Year Members

Thank you for your support and dedication! List of 25 year members for 2014. A certificate and an AIPG 25 Year Pin will be sent to these 61 members. Congratulations!

AWG 2014 Canadian Rockies Geology Field Trip

The Association for Women Geoscientists’ 2014 Canadian Rockies Geology Field Trip is the field trip of a lifetime! The field trip is August 28 to September 7, 2014, and is based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.The 9-day main trip itinerary includes a classic geological transect through the Canadian Foothills to Main Ranges of the Foreland Fold and Thrust Belt, the geology of the Columbia Icefields Parkway, the Rocky Mountain Trench, and Crowsnest Pass areas, and a hike to the Burgess Shale. An optional 2-day trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park and to the Royal Tyrrell Museum can be added on to the end of the main field trip.

The field trip base fee is US$1700/person for the full 11-day field trip and US$1400/person for the 9-day field trip that does not include the Dinosaur Provincial Park/Tyrrell Museum option. Registration information is available on the AWG website at - www.awg.org/trips/index.htm. For more information about the field trip contact Debbie Hanneman at whgeol@gmail.com.

AIPG Quarterly Journal

The Professional Geologist - January/February/March 2014 - E-article - STUDENT THEMED issue is now available online. All past issues are available online.

NEW - AIPG Student Chapter - Florida State University

Welcome! The AIPG Student Chapter - Florida State University, Faculty Sponsors: David Farris; Chapter Sponsor and AIPG FL Section President: Anne Murray, CPG; Student Chapter Officers: President, Taylor Murray, SA-4283; Vice President, Kirstyn Cataldo, SA-4719; Secretary, Elsa Portanyi, SA-5110, and Treasurer, Becca Garrett, SA-4720.

TWO NEW Store Item - Tall Cafe Mug and Steel Travel Mug

Tall Cafe Mug Steel Travel MugThis tall 16 oz. cobalt blue café mug has a glossy finished exterior with an easy to hold handle. It is safe in the microwave and features the AIPG logo in microwavable metallic gold. AIPG Member Price is $15.50 includes shipping in U.S. Click here to order online.

Stainless Steel Travel Mug - 18 oz., with blue color grip and slider spill-proof lid mechanism. AIPG Member Price is $14.00 includes shipping in U.S. Click here to order online.

AIPG Young Professional Member Documents

AIPG has published over 230 articles and other documents specifically addressing student and young professionals in The Professional Geologist and as independent documents over the years. These articles have been collected along with a topical index of the articles that will assist in locating specific articles and documents addressing a specific topic.

Included in this collection are all of the Student’s Voice columns, the articles for students published in the January issue of the TPG over the past several years, other student-authored articles, etc. Over the years, a wealth of useful information and advice is included in this collection, which will be updated as each issue of the TPG is published.

Student Topics Index

Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism

The Member Organizations of the International Union of Geological Science’s new Task Group on Global Geoscience Professionalism (TG-GGP) are pleased to report on its recent progress and to announce the launch of its website at www.tg-ggp.org, as a service to geoscientists and the geoscience profession. The TG-GGP will continue to expand this website to add to its value to the profession, globally. For full press release click here.


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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.
It's advocacy & efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.