American Association of Petroleum Geologists

AAPG was reestablished this past year as a way for students interested in geology to get involved and explore their desire to pursue a career in the petroleum industry. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is an international organization of 30,000 members located in 125 countries. We aim to provide students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives. AAPG provides members and geoscience students with a wide range of journals, services, and programs.

Contact: Edward Hudson '18

Constitution

History

AAPG was reestablished this past year as a way for students interested in geology to get involved and explore their desire to pursue a career in the petroleum industry. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) is an international organization of 30,000 members located in 125 countries. AAPG provides members and geoscience students with a wide range of journals, services, and programs. Many of the programs cover training and education. This organization gives students a gateway to explore and learn about services and requirements of the industry before making that decision to join it.

Mission Statement

We aim to provide students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and serve as a focal point for developing a feeling of professionalism through meeting industry representatives. The many resources available to members of AAPG include a variety of industry-related publications, as well as the opportunity to attend conferences and short courses at discounted rates. The resources provide students with the opportunity to further their knowledge of an industry that is of paramount importance to the global economy.

Requirements for Membership

All members must attend at least one meeting or event per month.

Benefit to Washington and Lee Community

AAPG will be a crucial avenue for students to pursue their interests in geology, the environment, and the petroleum industry, and apply what they have learned in the classroom towards networking and gaining industry insight. We also will work to introduce students to the environmental impacts of oil & gas exploration. This past year, we helped to fund a speaker who presented on the impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

Organization of Leadership/Officers

President: The president is in charge of organizing regular meetings with officers and general body, ensuring that everything, which needs to be discussed at meetings is discussed, and keeping the organization on track. The president will also be in charge of reserving appropriate on-campus venues for all AAPG events. The president shall appoint all committees subject to approval of the executive committee. All other executive duties not herein delegated shall be the president' responsibility.

Vice-President: The Vice President is in charge of helping the President in whatever capacity is required as well as being the activities coordinator. The vice-president shall assume the duties of the president in the president's absence and shall succeed the presidency in the case of a vacancy.

Treasurer: The treasurer shall maintain a complete record of all income and expenses of the chapter and shall pay all bills as authorized by the president or the executive committee. The treasurer will be in charge of drafting a budget for next year based on this year's budget. Ideally you can be on campus during Spring Term to appear before the EC for budget allocations. Finally, the treasurer is in charge of helping members be reimbursed for club-related expenses in a timely fashion.

Secretary: The Secretary is in charge of taking meeting minutes and sending them to all officers and the general body after each meeting. The Secretary is also in charge of keeping the general body up-to-date with regular announcements about upcoming events and help needed from general body members.

Program/Publicity Chair: The program/publicity chair is in charge of all forms of advertising for events via various social media platforms (facebook, twitter, etc.), campus avenues, and emailing department heads of relevant departments for all campus-wide events.

Field Trips Chair: This position includes the organization of field trips aimed at further our understanding of the geologic processes that are inherent to the petroleum industry. This position requires the creation of trip itinerary, as well as all budget and logistical concerns.

Membership Chair: The membership chair is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date member list. This chair shall also be responsible for facilitating the means for increased membership through member drives or other events of that nature. The membership chair should assist interested students in creating an AAPG student account.