Requirements and Guidelines
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation annually awards $6,000 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:
- has a PhD in geoscience
- has a minimum of three years full-time teaching experience at any higher education institution.
- has taught one or more courses that includes content that applies to the formation and geological history of earth resources. Earth resources are defined as geologic materials used by civilization past and present, including:
- organic materials such as petroleum, natural gas, coal and oil shale; and/or
- inorganic substances found in the Earth such as mineral ores, building stone and aggregate and/or
- non-fossil energy resources from the Earth such as geothermal energy.
Course(s) taught by the nominee should include:
Nominations must include:
- A copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae, including subjects taught, years in teaching, awards, etc.
- A sample description of the course(s) taught by the nominee, such as a copy of syllabus/syllabi.
- 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 pursue geological studies and careers.
- Other supporting documents highlighting exemplary professorial experience (optional).
Please Note: Self-nominations are no longer accepted.
Nominees will be evaluated on the content of their coursework and their ability to motivate students to pursue additional geologic studies. Courses 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 contact a Programs Coordinator by email or at 918-560-9426.
Entries must be submitted or postmarked by March 15.