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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

Foundation of the AIPG – Young Professional Pilot Program
We are facing a potential scarcity of professional geologists in the near future due to the aging of our workforce.  This is a product of the surge from the “babyboom” generation that is approaching retirement.  AIPG has often discussed this pending human resource shortage and now wants to take steps to attract and keep youngsters in the profession.  One such step is to create a Young Professional Program.  The concept of the YPP is to bring together young geoscience professionals in various regions of the country for social interaction, training, and networking among themselves and with companies and organizations that employ geologists.  The concept is to provide a program that is fun, easy to get to, of short duration, very economical, and beneficial to the young geoscientist and employers alike.  The Foundation of the AIPG plans to financially support a Young Professionals Pilot Program (YPPP) that AIPG will design and operate. This YPPP will most likely be in the Denver area.  If the pilot shows promise, it can be refined and operated in other locations in the country.  Please support the Foundation, AIPG and society with your financial contribution toward this noble effort.  For details on how to contribute, please contact John Bognar at 314-660-9968, or john.bognar@geosciencesolutions.net.

Development Committee Members
The FAIPG has been in the process of establishing its internal structure and policies,  which include the creation of a development arm.  The FAIPG seeks a volunteer to become a member of the Foundation and undertake the key role as the Chair of the Development Committee.  We are also seeking other volunteers to serve on that committee.  Some have suggested that retired or semi-retired members of AIPG may best be suited for this role, but the FAIPG does not wish to exclude any person with a strong interest.   Persons who have been active at the AIPG section level, and/or the national level, may be well suited, especially if such persons have non-profit development experience.  However, previous close involvement in AIPG is not a prerequisite.  Chairing the development committee will be a challenging, prominent role and very visible to the AIPG community.  We ask that you consider filling this important need.  For details, please contact John Bognar at 314-660-9968, or john.bognar@geosciencesolutions.net.

Foundation of the AIPG – Please Join Us at the AIPG Annual National Meeting in Prescott, Arizona
The FAIPG wishes to be visible, especially to members of AIPG.  All members of AIPG are welcome to participate in any FAIPG meeting conducted throughout the year.  Please be sure to attend the FAIPG meeting while at the AIPG annual meeting this fall (Sunday, September 14 from 4 to 6 pm).  You will learn of the foundation’s mission to support AIPG and have a chance to meet foundation members and help to support the future of AIPG though FAIPG efforts.  For details, please contact John Bognar at 314-660-9968, or john.bognar@geosciencesolutions.net.

Silent Auction - September 15th at AIPG Awards Dinner

The Foundation of the American Institute of Professional Geologists will hold a silent auction at the AIPG annual meeting awards dinner and social function on Monday, September 15th starting at 6 pm at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. Winning bids will be determined at the end of the evening dinner function, at about 8:30 pm. We hope you will consider a donation to the silent auction to raise funds in support of the Foundation for AIPG programs, scholarships, internships, and various initiatives. Please complete the form with information about your donations (such as mineral/rock specimens, books, antiques or historic items, artwork, jewelry, maps, stay at a vacation home, and other things geologic).

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...

2015 AIPG National Executive Officers

The AIPG 2015 National Executive Committee officers are: President - J. Foster Sawyer, CPG-10000; President-Elect - Helen V. Hickman, CPG-07535; Past President - Raymond W. Talkington, CPG-07935; Vice President - J. Todd McFarland, CPG-11348; Secretary - James R. Burnell, CPG-11609; and Treasurer - R. Douglas Bartlett, CPG-08433. The four Advisory Board Representatives will be elected at the AIPG Advisory Board Meeting on September 13, 2014 in Prescott, Arizona.

2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference - Program - Online Registration - List of Presentations/Presenters

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. Click here for conference details. - Registration is open. Contact hours will be available for attending technical sessions and technical field trips.

2014 AGU Fall Meeting
15-19 December 2014
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA

The AGU Fall Meeting is largest gathering of Earth and space sciences in the world! With nearly 24,000 attendees, this meeting is the best place to get valuable feedback about your science, network with both up-and-coming talent and luminaries in your field, and learn about cutting-edge research tools.

Submit an Abstract by 6 August

AGU Website

Mirelle Moscovitch
Program Manager, Content Marketing
American Geophysical Union

AGU galvanizes a community of Earth and space scientists that collaboratively advances and communicates science and its power to ensure a sustainable future.

3rd Annual Water Management in Mining
July 28 – 30, 2014
Denver Marriott Tech Center, CO

The 3rd Annual Water Management in Mining Summit is a 2 day intensive event to be held in Denver from July 29 – 30 sponsored by Tetra Tech and Environ.

The summit will investigate the regulatory atmosphere, technical methods for dealing with challenges such as Tailings & Acid Mine Drainage – and also explore the role that varying departments have in the water management process in order to ensure that your mine has a comprehensive and holistic approach to water management.

Join Rio Tinto, U.S. Energy Corp, DeBeers, St. Cloud Mining, Kinross, Imperial Oil, Total, Newmont, Thompson Creek Metals, Consol Energy and more who are attending the summit this July!

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AGI Photo Contest

Dear Geoscience Students,

Are you proud of all your geoscientific accomplishments? Have you taken any memorable photos of your geoscientific work? If so, we invite you to participate in the 2014 “Life in the Field” photo contest. AGI, in coordination with AGU, GSA, and AIPG, are looking for any and all geoscience footage displaying your dedicated efforts and proud work. Any photos that display research, field trips, internships, or your experiences as up and coming geoscientists are welcomed. Various prizes from the involved geoscience societies will be awarded to the entrants of the first, second, and third place photos. The complete list of rules and regulations and release forms can be found below.

Dear Geoscience Faculty,

This year, AGI is partnering with AGU, GSA, and AIPG for the 2014 “Life in the Field” photo contest. We are looking for any and all Geoscience footage displaying your student’s dedicated efforts and research. Any photos that show what life as a geoscientist is like are welcome. Various prizes from the involved Geoscience societies will be awarded to the entrants of the first, second, and third place photos. We request your help in promoting contest participation from your department’s students, but faculty entries are encouraged as well. The complete list of rules and regulations, prizes, and release forms can be found at:


All photos with release forms must be emailed to workforce1@agiweb.org

Photo Contest Flyer and Photo Contest release form

The competition deadline is July 25th, 2014. 

Thank you for your participation and good luck!  

AIPG Section Newsletters

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

The AIPG GA Section Newsletter - May 2014 is now available online.

AIPG Quarterly Journal

The Professional Geologist - April/May/June 2014 - E-article - is now available online. All past issues are available online.


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.