The Teacher of the Year (TOTY) award, given by the American Association for Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation, will once again be granted to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education.
The AAPG Foundation has recently established a Military Veteran’s Scholarship Program to provide much-needed funding to military veterans who are pursuing a college education in the geosciences.
William (Bill) Fisher served diligently on the AAPG Foundation Board of Trustees for 12 years and the last six as its chairman.
The AAPG Foundation Trustees approved nominations for the Trustee Associate Service Award for 2012 and 2013. A committee assembled for this particular purpose submitted Jack Martin for the 2012 award and Ken Masters for the 2013 award. The reason both awardees were named this year is because the award was established last year but it wasn’t until this year that the selection process was established.
Trustee Associate Bret Fossum, along with a matching gift from ConocoPhillips, has established a university subscription for Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The AAPG Foundation Annual Report for 2012 is available online. Read about the Foundation’s progress, programs, management and funds that you can support. http://foundation.aapg.org/documents/AnnualReport2012web.pdf.
Jon Major received the AAPG Horst & Jessie von Bandat Memorial Grant in 2009 which has contributed to a soon-to-be published journal article.
The AAPG Foundation announces Trustee Associate, Paul Buckthal, has established a university subscription for Texas Christian University. The university will have online access to the entire AAPG digital library, which is comprised of over 1 million pages of maps and geological information.
The AAPG Foundation announces a new GIS-UDRIL University Subscription for Texas A&M University.
The AAPG Foundation announces two new GIS-UDRIL University Subscriptions for University of Wyoming and University of Texas at Austin.
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