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 6,000 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.
PAY DUES ONLINE - 2014 Dues
Annual membership dues are due and payable January 1, 2014 in accordance with the Bylaws. You are encouraged to login to the AIPG Member portion of the website to pay your dues for 2014. Paying online helps save on printing and postage costs. Credit card payments can be taken over the phone (303) 412-6205 or fax your dues statement with credit card information to (303) 253-9220, or mailing address is below. 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.
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 filed trips for K-12; and support educational outreach programs to the public on the state and local level.
Request for 2014 National Awards Nominations
Send in your nominations for the AIPG 2014 National Awards due January 20, 2014. Click here for information on the awards and for the nomination form.
AIPG Section Newsletters
The AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter - December 2013 is now available online.
The AIPG Arizona Section Newsletter - November 2013 is now available online.
The AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter - November 2013 is now available online.
The AIPG Texas Section News - November 2013 is now available online.
The AIPG Northeast Section Newsletter - Winter 2013 is now available online.
New York State Geologist
The New York State Museum anticipates filling a position of Museum Scientist 4, a mid-level curatorial position. Under the general supervision of the Director of Research and Collections the Museum Scientist 4 serves as New York State Geologist, curates the State Museum’s sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rock core collection, performs and disseminates related research, supervises subordinate collections and research staff, and contributes to exhibition, public, and educational programming. Application Closing Date: December 27, 2013. Details and application instructions can be found at: http://oms32.nysed.gov/hr/flyers/OCE_861_28071.htm
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.
Geoscience Currents #82: Field Camp Attendance Continues to Steadily Increase
Dr. Penelope Morton, University of Minnesota Duluth, has provided updated information about student attendance at field camps each year, as well as the locations of the field camps and institutions that host them. Student attendance at field camps has steadily risen since 2006 reaching 2,973 students in 2013, a 92% increase.
For more information about studnet attendance and to see the states most often visited during field camps, please see Currents #82 at http://www.agiweb.org/workforce/currents
Colorado State Geologist
Colorado is looking for a new State Geologist and the Colorado Survey is now part of CSM. Please pass this along to anyone you might think is interested.
AIPG New Applicants and Members Listing
2013 September 24 - November 19 - http://www.aipg.org/Membership/pdf/2013NovDec.pdf
New Student Chapter - Eastern Illinois University
Welcome our newest student chapter: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois; Chapter Sponsor: Craig McCammack, MEM; Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Diane Marie Burns. Student Chapter Officers: President: Jeremy Wells, SA-4807; Vice President: Kaitlyn James, SA-4810; Secretary: John Zearing, SA-4809; Treasurer: and Daniel White, SA-4814. Welcome!
Accepting Applications for the Position of
AIPG Executive Director
The American Institute of Professional Geologists is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The successful candidate will succeed the current director who has announced his intent to retire. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Details can be found at http://www.aipg.org/AIPGExDirSearch.pdf.
Student Poster Contest Winners!
Five cash prizes were awarded to three undergraduate students and two graduate students at the AIPG 2013 Annual Meeting in Broomfield, Colorado. The undergraduate student awardees were: 1st Prize - $500 - Stephanie Gallegos, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, New Suspected Kimberlite: Northern Colorado; 2nd Prize - $150 - Joseph Mohan, Central Michigan University, Michigan, A Paleoenvironmental Analysis of the Middle Devonian Gravel Point Formation, Western Michigan; and 3rd Prize - $100 - Taylor Sting, PM Environmental/Michigan State University, Michigan, Ferrous Sulfate Effects on High pH Soils. The graduate student awardees were: 1st Prize - $600 (sponsored by the AIPG Colorado Section) - Keryn Wolff, SA, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Carbonate Geochemistry of Yorke Peninsula, South Australia and 2nd Prize - $250 - Eve Iversen, Iowa State University, IA, Limitations of GIS in Mapping Papyrus Along the Egyptian Nile River. Congratulations!
Louisiana Board of Professional Geoscientists
NOTICE TO THE APPLICANTS FOR GRANDFATHERING ONLY
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1, 2014
To update information on the licensure for geoscientists in LOUISIANA - the new website for licensing is http://lbopg.org/home.html
AIPG Bi-monthly Journal
The Professional Geologist - September/October 2013 issue is now available online. All past issues are available online.
AIPG’s Member’s Private Medical Insurance Exchange
AIPG’s GeoCare Benefits Members’ Private Medical Insurance Exchange is now accepting applications for guaranteed-issue health insurance effective on January 1, 2014 without exclusions for pre-existing conditions. To view the Exchange, visit www.geocarebenefits.com and click on “Members’ Private Medical Insurance Exchange” on the left-hand side. You may also reach the Exchange by phone at 877-739-7845.
The Members’ Private Medical Insurance Exchange is a web-based marketplace in which you can choose from the multiple insurance companies’ plan designs, benefit options, and premium rates available in your state. Unlike many of the public exchanges, our Members’ Private Exchange is staffed by licensed, experienced agents.