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|April 2012 E-News - American Institute of Professional Geologists|
AIPG 2012 National Scholarship Winners
The AIPG Education Committee, Executive Committee, and Executive Director are delighted to award a $1,000 scholarship to eight students this year on the basis of their essay submission and academic record. Their essays will be published in an upcoming issue of AIPG bimonthly publication "The Professional Geologist," which is available online. This years winners are: Kristina Pourtabib, SA-3410, Eastern Illinois Unviersity, Charleston, Illinois; Jennifer Kasbohm, SA-3457, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut; Alexandra Breeding, SA-1749, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas; Brooklyn Hildbrandt, SA-3395, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina; Rania Eldam, SA-3215, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas; Don Osborne, SA-3137, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia; Jenna Schmidt, SA-3049, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia; and Na Hyung Choi, SA-3141, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
Room Block Deadline - April 30, 2012
Reserve your room and register for the AIPG 3rd Annual Marcellus Shale Conference: Energy Development and Enhancement by Hydraulic Fracturing, May 22-23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 550 Cherrington Parkway, Coraopolis, PA 15108. A block of rooms have been reserved at a rate of $129 per night. For hotel reservations call (412) 269-9070 or 1-800-EMBASSY. Be sure to mention the 'AIPG 2012 Marcellus Shale Conference' for the room discount which will be honored until April 30, 2012.
The conference 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. This technology is proving to be very effective, but it has drawn much criticism from the environmental community.
This conference is a great opportunity for industry, research scientists and engineers, regulators, consultants and those focused on the environment to come together to learn about the fracturing process, the control and monitoring of fracture propagation, the relationship of fracture propagation to overlying aquifer systems, monitoring for environmental contamination, surface controls to prevent environmental damage, the processing and recycling of production and flowback water, stray gas migration, and many other technical and environmental aspects.
AIPG National Annual Conference, September 22-25, 2012 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Registration will be available soon. Exhibitor and Sponsor forms available now.
The Professional Geologist (AIPG bi-monthly journal)
The Professional Geologist - March/April 2012 issue is now available online. All past issues are available online.
AIPG Section Newsletters
AIPG Michigan Section Newsletter - March 2012 issue is now available online.
AIPG California Section Newsletter - Spring 2012 issue is now available online.
AIPG Georgia Section Newsletter - March 2012 issue is now available online.
AIPG Ohio Section Newsletter - March 2012 issue is now available online.
When Your Wallet Goes A.W.O.L.
When your wallet is lost or stolen, it’s tough not to fear the worst—credit card fraud and identity theft. But you can hold the panic at bay by acting quickly and taking a few preventative measures that help protect your credit and reduce your liability.
Before Your Wallet Goes A.W.O.L.
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After Your Wallet Goes A.W.O.L.
Upon discovering that your wallet is irretrievable, take these steps ASAP:
Although these measures cannot guarantee the security of your identity and credit, they go a long way to deter thieves and protect your financial liability.
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UPS Savings for Members
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Free Student Membership
This is a reminder to
let all students know that
as long as they are a student they can be a member of AIPG for free. As a
student member you will
receive an electronic copy
by email of our bi-monthly
magazine “The Professional
Geologist”. You will be given
access to our web site to
search for other members,
post your resume for free,
and search for employment.
You will also receive discounts on any of the products
AIPG offers. As a student
member you will receive
information on upcoming
conferences and news from
the sections on meetings and
field trips. These meetings
are a good way to meet
professional geologists, to
learn from them, and to network for future employment.
AIPG also offers scholarships at the National level
and a number of the sections
have scholarships for their
AIPG also has Facebook
and LinkedIn sites. Facebook
is more of a fun site to post
pictures from meetings and
field trips. LinkedIn is a
professional site to discuss
common questions such as
licensing and to provide
another avenue for posting
AIPG STORE ITEMS!
Check out the AIPG Store: jackets, pen/pencil gift sets, baseball hats, coffee mugs, fitness bottles, fleece vests, polo shirts, dress shirts, outback hats, sportsman hats, scarfs, t-shirts, decals, and more. The coffee mug is black with silver logo and is 22 oz. The travel mug is blue with white logo. Order online or fax in your order.
Invitation to Submit an Article to TPG
You are invited to submit an article, paper, or guest column based upon your geological experiences or activities to the American Institute of Professional Geologists to be included in "The Professional Geologist" (TPG) bi-monthly journal. The article can address a professional subject, be technical in nature, or comment on a state or national issue affecting the profession of geology. Article submissions for TPG should be 800 to 3200 words in length. Photos, figures, tables, etc. are always welcome! Author instructions are available on the AIPG National Website. AIPG Members that are interested in becoming an Associate Editor are required to fill out a questionnaire available on the AIPG National Website.
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.
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Mark Your Calendar
Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals
AIPG 3rd Annual Marcellus Shale Conference: Energy Development and Enhancement by Hydraulic Fracturing
2nd Annual Michigan Section Insitu Conference on LNAPL
4th Conference: Innovative Environmental Assessment and Remediation Technology
The Association of Environmental &
AIPG Annual National Conference
AIPG/AGWT 2nd Annual
AIPG Annual National Conference
If you would like AIPG to hold a conference or seminar in your area please call the office at:
Global Energy Resources:
Critical and Strategic Minerals: Concepts and Status
Making a PowerPoint Presentation into a Work of Art
Well Logs and Log Analysis for New Hires
Geotechnical Properties of North-Central Texas Shales
Practical Petroleum Geology
The Geology of Texas - The Basal Cretaceous
If you would be interested in presenting a webinar please contact the office:
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!