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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.

AIPG Members

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AIPG News...

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?

Register by June 5th!

AIPG Montana Technical Sessions and
2015 Energy Exposition
Registration is Open - Abstracts are still being accepted

Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) at the 2015
Energy Exposition in Billings, Montana! Register Online or Registration form. Present and attend the technical sessions organized and hosted by AIPG on June 24th-25th with an optional field trip: Transect Across the Beartooth Mountains Front Laramide Triangle Zone: Dean, Montana to The Golf Course, Trip Leader: Ennis Geraghty, Senior Project Geologist, Stillwater Mining Company on Friday, June 26th. The schedule is structured to allow plenty of time to browse and participate in the Energy Exposition. Registration will include ‘Breakfast and a Movie’ both days, lunch, and reduced ticket pricing for the Expo dinner on June 25th. Go to http://energyexposition. com/ for additional information on the Energy Exposition. The technical session presentations will be held at the Rimrock Arena within the MetraPark Expo Center, 308 6th Avenue N., Billings, MT 59101. To have your abstract considered for a presentation please go to http://www.aipg.org/abstract/ to submit an abstract. Presentations/Presenters

AIPG National Executive Committee Meeting and Field Trip

Photos of the meeting and field trip have been posted on the AIPG Facebook page. Meeting - May 15, 2015 and Field Trip - May 16, 2015 - Colorado. Field Trip Leader: David Abbott - Consequences of Living with Geology Field Trip

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.

U.S. Female Geoscience Enrollments Level Off

In Geoscience Currents #102, we examine the trends of U.S. geoscience enrollment by gender.  The long-standing trend of increases, both in percent and absolutely, of women as geoscience students has now ended, with the absolute enrollments leveling off, and percentage-based enrollment levels decreasing slightly.  Read this Currents to find out more about this new change in geoscience demographics. Please see the attached PDF or view the latest Geoscience Currents online at http://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/currents.

AIPG New Members and Applicants (January - May)

Click here for the listing of new AIPG members and applicants from January 29 - May 4, 2015.

AIPG Section Leadership Award - 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 banquet of the annual meeting of AIPG. For more information click here.

AIPG Call for Abstracts - Deadline is June 8, 2015
Alaska 2015 National Conference

Join the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) at the 2015
Annual National Conference in Anchorage, Alaska! Present and attend the technical sessions on September 21 & 22nd. The technical session presentations will be held at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel, 500 West Third Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 - Hotel: 1-800-HILTONS - Room Rate: $137 - www.hiltonanchorage.com. To have your abstract considered for a presentation please go to http://www.aipg.org/abstract/ to submit an abstract online or Abstract submittal form in in pdf by June 8, 2015.

        Attention musically talented geoscientists!
Rockslide Rendezvous! 

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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!

From the AIPG National Executive Committee

AIPG members please be advised that Dr. Robert Stewart is no longer with AIPG headquarters. Recruitment efforts for the position of AIPG Executive Director are currently underway. Former AIPG Executive Director William Siok has agreed to come out of retirement to serve as Interim Executive Director until the search for a new AIPG Executive Director concludes.

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.



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 nterests of all practicing geoscientists in every discipline.
It's advocacy and efforts are focused on the promotion of the role of geology and geologists in society.