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:
- PhD requirement with a minimum of three years full-time teaching experience at any higher education institution.
- Course(s) 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 including:
- 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, and/or energy resources from the Earth such as geothermal energy.
- Course(s) 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.
Nominations must include:
- A description of the curriculum and/or 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 persue geological studies and careers.
- 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.