Past and Ongoing Program Support

AAPG and AAPG Foundation Programs

AAPG Bulletin

Delivered digitally or in print monthly to each AAPG Member as a part of membership dues, the AAPG Bulletin is one of the most respected, peer-reviewed technical journals in the geosciences.

Datapages

Date Description
11/2013 Digitize Legacy Collections for Geological Societies – North Texas, South Texas, Alaska, Grand Junction, Mississippi and Assoc Mineria, Geol & Petroleo (Mexico).
5/2013 Santa Barbara Museum/Diblee Geology Center -- Final support of the digitization project of the Dibblee Maps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. These maps are available on AAPG Datapages.
6/2011 AAPG Datapages-funding for Search and Discovery FY2012
4/2011 Continued support of the digitization project of the Dibblee Maps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 16 out of 419 maps remain to digitize. These maps are available on AAPG Datapages.
1/2011 AAPG Datapages-funding to scan AAPG Bulletin Memorial Notices
11/2010 AAPG Datapages-funding to scan and format publication for 2010-11.
1/2010 AAPG Datapages-funding to convert data record structures on Search and Discovery
6/2009 The Search and Discovery Award has been renamed the John Shelton Award. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Shelton was a volunteer at AAPG Datapages, with particular emphasis on Search and Discovery and GIS-UDRIL. Currently, he Shelton is part of Datapages's Search and Discovery Editorial Board.
5/2009 Support the digitization project of the Dibblee Maps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The late Thomas Wilson Dibblee created a true California legacy for his geologic maps and reports. They provide an unsurpassed regional perspective that contribute a wealth of locally important information. His knowledge of regional stratigraphy, structure, and paleontology has been basic to understanding much of California's geology.
12/2008 AAPG Search and Discovery establishes endowed sub-fund for $500 for Outstanding Contribution Award. Search and Discovery is an online journal for geoscientists working in energy fields (primarily oil, gas, and energy minerals) including material in environmental geosciences.
4/2008 AAPG Datapages-digitization projects

K-12, Youth and Teachers

Date Description
2013 In November 2012, the award was raised to $3,000 paid to the recipient and $3,000 paid to the school. Teacher of the Year Award- Chris Bolhuis- Hudsonville, MI- This is an annual award given out for excellence in teaching geology and earth science to K-12 students.
2012 Teacher of the Year Award-Jonna Gentry-Lakewood, CO- This is an annual award given out for excellence in teaching geology and earth science to K-12 students.
2011 Teacher of the Year Award-Sharon Milito-Colorado Springs, CO- This is an annual award given out for excellence in teaching geology and earth science to K-12 students.
2010 Teacher of the Year Award-L. Stef Paramoure-New Braunfels, Texas- This is an annual award given out for excellence in teaching geology and earth science to K-12 students.
2009 Teacher of the Year Award-Ty Robinson-Provo, Utah-This is an annual award given out for excellence in teaching geology and earth science to K-12 students.

University Student, Professor and Faculty

Date Description
11/2013  Student Activities in the European Region - $10,000
11/2013 Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) Indonesian Student Chapter Trial
5/2013 Young Professional and Student Field Trip to to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake during the AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting.
6/2012 AAPG Student Chapter Leadership Summit 2012
4/2012 AAPG Student Chapter Committee gets booth at GSA meeting in Charlotte, NC from November 4th-7th, 2012
2/2012 AAPG Europe receives funding for Student Chapter field trips leadership meetings.
11/2011 Continued support for Publication Pipeline Program- Publication Pipeline program is to improve geoscience education in developing countries by providing used geoscience books and periodicals at no cost to university libraries and other libraries that request them.
8/2010 AAPG Student Focus Committee gets booth at GSA meeting in Denver, CO on October 31-November 3, 2010.
4/2010 Establishment of Paul and Deana Strunk Geology Fellowship to be managed by the AAPG Foundation-This fund will allow 10-13 graduate students to receive a grants at the Kansas State University geology department.
9/2009 AAPG Education department gets support for designing and implementing three Open Courseware Online Courses. These online courses have been designed for independent, self-guided study and are free to all users.
9/2009 AAPG Student Focus Committee gets booth at GSA meeting in Portland, Oregon on October 18-21, 2009.
2/2009 Sponsored student and faculty travel to Hedberg Conference held in Jakarta, Indonesia from April 29-May 2, 2009. The AAPG Research Committee selects a topic for these conferences for critical examination and invites scientists from various disciplines to discuss state-of-the-art concepts, methodologies, case histories, and future directions relating to this subject.
7/2008 2008 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition at Cape Town, South Africa committee provides support for hosting educators and students for workshops.
4/2008 AAPG Student Focus Committee has a booth at GSA Houston in October 2008

Distinguished Lecture and Special Speakers

Date Description
6/2011 Support of Distinguished Lecture & VGP program, which sends lecturers to make educational, scientific presentations to universities, other geologic audiences, and the general public. Paul Weimer to give short course at universities around the world.
3/2011 David Lawrence selected for the 2011 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture focusing on exploration to be given at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition. The subject of the lecture must deal with wildcat exploration in any part of the world.
1/2010 Aubrey McClendon selected for the 2010 Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture focusing on exploration to be given at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition. The subject of the lecture must deal with wildcat exploration in any part of the world.
2011 Support of Distinguished Lecture & VGP program, which sends lecturers to make educational, scientific presentations to universities, other geologic audiences, and the general public.
2010 Support of Distinguished Lecture & VGP program, which sends lecturers to make educational, scientific presentations to universities, other geologic audiences, and the general public.
2009 Support of Distinguished Lecture & VGP program, which sends lecturers to make educational, scientific presentations to universities, other geologic audiences, and the general public.
12/2008 Guilherme Estrella selected for the 2009 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture focusing on exploration to be given at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition. The subject of the lecture must deal with wildcat exploration in any part of the world.
11/2007 Ray Hunt selected for the 2008 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The Michel T. Halbouty Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture focusing on exploration to be given at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition. The subject of the lecture must deal with wildcat exploration in any part of the world.

Young Professionals and Leadership Initiatives

Date Description
6/2012 YP Leadership Summit in August 2012.
8/2010 Young Professionals Committee to attend the Young Professionals Leadership Summit on 8-26-10 thru 8-29-10 in Tulsa, OK.
2/2009 Prowess Committee attending the 2010 Women's Global Leadership Conference. Prowess Committee promotes professional women in Earth Sciences.

Special Publications

Date Description
2/2012 AAPG Amoruso Special Publications to assist in funding AAPG Memoir 100: Tectonics and Sedimentation: Implications for Petroleum Systems
2008-2012 AAPG EXPLORER magazine to publish Earth Science Week poster in September issue. This is a detachable, fold-out poster used for promotion and awareness.

Outside Program Support

American Geosciences Institute (formerly American Geological Institute)

Date Description
11/2013 Support for the Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding - $50,000
5/2013 Earth Science Week 2013 - $35,000 - "Mapping our World.” AGI has organized this annual national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.
4/2012

Earth Science Week 2012- "Discovering Careers in the Earth Sciences" AGI has organized this annual national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.

In 2012, the program distributed 16,000 toolkits and reached 50 million people in schools, museums, universities, libraries, state geological survey, U.S. Geological survey sites, NASA schools and other venues

4/2011 Earth Science Week- "Our Everchanging Earth" AGI has organized this annual national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.
1/2011 "Promoting Geoscience Careers " Geoscience Workforce Program-The AGI Geoscience Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and by analyzing existing data from federal, industry, and other sources.
4/2010 Earth Science Week- "Exploring Energy" AGI has organized this annual national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.
6/2009 "Bridging the Gap" Geoscience Workforce Program- The AGI Geoscience Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and by analyzing existing data from federal, industry, and other sources.
05/2009 Earth Science Week- "Understanding Climate" AGI has organized this annual national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.
12/2008 "Bridging the Gap" Geoscience Workforce Program-The AGI Geoscience Workforce Program tracks the supply and demand of geoscientists by collecting original data and by analyzing existing data from federal, industry, and other sources.
7/2008 Earth Science Week-"No Child Left Inside" AGI has organized this annual national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences.

Community Education

Date Description
11/2012 Interactive Geology Project was approved to: (a) educate the public about key geologic processes and their impact on society; (b) help the public understand the geologic processes that shape the world through detailed animations of select geographic areas; (c) fully integrate 3D visualization techniques into geology education by developing geologically accurate animations and interactive displays; and (d) provide these resources free of charge to educators and the general public.
04/2011 Continued support of the digitization project of the Dibblee Maps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. 16 out of 419 maps remain to digitize. These maps are available on AAPG Datapages.
5/2009 Support the digitization project of the Dibblee Maps at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. The late Thomas Wilson Dibblee created a true California legacy for his geologic maps and reports. They provide an unsurpassed regional perspective that contribute a wealth of locally important information. His knowledge of regional stratigraphy, structure, and paleontology has been basic to understanding much of California's geology.
6/2009 Sponsored Energy Libraries Conference held in Tulsa, OK on October 9-11, 2009. The annual conference includes private, public and state energy library personnel meet to gather information on topics critical to keeping their library up-to-date.
4/2008 Petroleum Technology Transfer Council provided workshops to the US natural gas and oil E&P sector-small to medium operator demographic

K-12, Youth and Teachers

Date Description
11/2012 Continued sponsorship of the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. This supports the Geology Merit Badge Program.
6/2012 Sponsorship of 2012 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree. This supports the Geology Merit Badge Program.
2/2012 Bookout Initiative has been changed to The John L. Bookout, Jr. Scholarship Program for Earth and Space Science- this will provide teacher scholarships for an advanced degree credit through an online course at American College of Education.
11/2011 "More Rocks In Your Head" teacher workshops in Houston, Texas metro area. The largest Texas educational service center, Region 4 Education Service Center (Region 4), provides services to 53 school districts, representing over 1,000,000 students and more than 83,000 professional educators.
8/2011 Bookout Initiative provides the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, K-12 Teacher Training and Workshops.
1/2011 Bookout Initiative provides the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, K-12 Teacher Training and Workshops.
11/2010 Funding to Tulsa Geoscience Center in Tulsa, OK. This center is an interactive children's exhibit providing lessons about earth science, fossils and geology-related activities.
8/2010 GeoFORCE Texas provides high school honor students geological field trips; run by Jackson School of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin-Summer 2013
8/2010 GeoFORCE Texas provides high school honor students geological field trips; run by Jackson School of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin-Summer 2012
8/2010 GeoFORCE Texas provides high school honor students on geological field trips; run by Jackson School of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin-Summer 2011
4/2010 Geologic maps of California supplied to 150 teachers in the San Francisco Bay area in collaboration with the Northern California Geologic Society-These were distributed at area teacher workshops.
4/2010 USGS "Tapestry of Time and Terrain" maps provided for "More Rocks in Your Head" program. This program consists of teacher workshops in several US cities that educate about geology and how to use it in the classroom. 180 maps, 540 rolled maps were provided to the program for nine workshop venues in Texas.
1/2010 Sponsorship of 2010 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree in Caroline County, Virginia. This supports the Geology Merit Badge Program.
12/2009 Bookout Initiative provides the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, K-12 Teacher Training and Workshops
5/2009 USGS "Tapestry of Time and Terrain" maps provided for "More Rocks in Your Head" program. This program consists of teacher workshops in several US cities that educate about geology and how to use it in the classroom. 180 maps were provided to the program.
12/2008 USGS "Tapestry of Time and Terrain" maps provided for "More Rocks in Your Head" program. This program consists of teacher workshops in several US cities that educate about geology and how to use it in the classroom.
12/2008 Bookout Initiative provides the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, K-12 Teacher Training and Workshops
12/2008 Sponsorship of 2010 Boy Scouts National Jamboree-This supports the Geology Merit Badge Program.
4/2008 GeoFORCE Texas provides high school honor students geological field trips; run by Jackson School of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin-Summer 2010
4/2008 GeoFORCE Texas provides high school honor students on geological field trips-run by Jackson School of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin-Summer 2009
4/2008 GIS Tectonic Map of the Earth Project
4/2008 Bookout Initiative provides the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute, K-12 Teacher Training and Workshops
4/2008 Youth Educational Activities Committee to produce and distribute 800 K-12 handbooks
4/2008 GeoFORCE Texas provides high school honor students on geological field trips-run by Jackson School of Geoscience at the University of Texas at Austin-Summer 2008

Media

Date Description
9/2012 Since the opening of the Bridge Fund in 2009, The AAPG Foundation has contributed over $1.6 million to the project (named “Switch Energy Project”) For more information, go to http://www.switchenergyproject.com/. Now that the film is complete and the fund is now closed, contributions can be made to the project’s continuing efforts through the Switch Energy Project web site.
6/2012 "Geology Kitchen": web-based video series educating the public about geology using kitchen and cooking references.
6/2012 Antarctic Exploration and Outreach "A Geoscientist in Antarctica: Following in Shackleton's footsteps One Hundred Years Later."AAPG member and EXPLORER correspondent Susan Eaton is a geologist, geophysicist, freelance writer and extreme snorkeler who lives in Calgary, Canada.
2010 Elysium Epic Expedition - Antarctica AAPG member and EXPLORER correspondent Susan Eaton is a geologist, geophysicist, freelance writer and extreme snorkeler who lives in Calgary, Canada. The AAPG Foundation sponsored her participation in the Elysium Expedition.
6/2010 Continued support for "The Bridge" documentary film
5/2009 Production expenses for "The Bridge" documentary film
2/2009 Establishment of the Bridge Fund to create a documentary film called "The Bridge" that will educate the public about the transition from fossil fuels to alternative energies.
4/2008 Petroleum Technology Transfer Council for development of DVD products for inter-regional and international delivery

University Student, Professor and Faculty

Date Description
11/2012 The intent of the Charles Taylor Fellowship event is to help improve the public dissemination of scientific results through the AAPG Bulletin. The longer term intent is to create what will be a self-sustaining public forum for education of young authors and recognition of scientific writing at all levels. Funding will also be directed to cover the portions of the event focused on course development for future student and young professional authors.
2/2012 Oklahoma State University provides funding to support the following projects: Pennsylvania Digital Oil and Gas Mapping, Wilcox Group and Carrizo Sand in East Central Texas-Depositional Systems and Deep Basin Lignite, Appalachian Shales, Tectonics of the Western Indian Ocean, and Abilene Oil Fields Atlas.
6/2011 Indiana University gets funding for new Montana Field Station for geotechnical workstations, hardware and software.
1/2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln gets funding for 2010/11 Science Educator Field Course GEOL 160-Geoscience Fundamentals in the Field Program
12/2009 Interactive Geology Project - University of Colorado-This is a series of animations and web deliveries for public outreach at select museum and national park visitor centers.
2009 Institute for the study of Earth & Man, Huffington Dept. of Geosciences - Southern Methodist Unviersity
5/2009 Oklahoma State University provides funding to support "Characterization of Global Phiolite Distribution" a GIS-referenced database
5/2009 Oklahoma State University provides funding to support "Modern and Ancient Incised Valleys" data mining project
7/2008 Trinity University provides K-8 teacher science curriculum at Stone Oak Outdoor Lab at San Antonio, Texas
4/2008 Established Paul and Deana Strunk Geology Scholarship at Kansas State University
4/2008 Sponsored 2008 University of Oklahoma Spring Student Expo

Funding Documents