Requirements and Guidelines

The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation annually awards $1,000 to an individual professor for Excellence in the Teaching of Natural Resources in the Earth Sciences. In order to nominate an outstanding professor for this award please ensure that he or she meets the following criteria:

Nominations must include:

  1. A description of the curriculum and/or copy of syllabus/syllabi.
  2. One (or more) letter(s) of recommendation from a student, colleague or department chair that demonstrates the nominee's ability to inspire and motivate students to persue geological studies and careers.
  3. Other supporting documents highlighting exemplary professorial experience (optional).

Please Note: Self-nominations are no longer accepted.

Curriculum 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, cost and environmental impacts.

For further information and entry forms contact: April Stuart, Program Coordinator, 918-560-2664.

Entries must be submitted or postmarked by March 1.