The 2012 recipient is Dr. Grant Wach from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Call for Nominations- Deadline is February 15, 2013
Call for Applications- Deadline is March 1, 2013
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation will award $1,000 in 2013 to an individual professor for Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences.
- Minimum of three years full-time teaching experience at any higher-education institution worldwide.
- Teaching courses that include content that applies to the formation and geological history of natural resources. Natural resources are defined as "Earth materials used by civilization past and present:
- Organic materials such as petroleum, natural gas, coal and oil shale.
- Inorganic substances found in the Earth such as mineral ores, building stone and aggregate.
- Energy resources from the Earth such as geothermal energy.”
- Teaching should include the scientific study of these resources, their origin, discovery, extraction and historical and present use. It should also include the preservation of the environment, reclamation and the conservation of resources, and the use of Earth science knowledge in decision making.
- Entries will include the professor’s philosophy and methods of the teaching of natural resources (both content and pedagogy), a description of the unit and a letter of recommendation from an administrator.
- Unit will be evaluated on depth and breadth of concepts (resource origin, discovery, processing, usage and reclamation), creativity of presentation and balanced treatment of information regarding societal need and environmental issues. Please include the length of the unit.
- For further information and entry forms contact: