Education Fund - Giving Back

Minnesota Section of AIPG supports geoscience education in Minnesota.  We currently:

  • Donate $1,000 worth of mineral hardness kits to K-12 teachers at the annual Minnesota Minerals Education Workshop (MMEW), run by the Minnesota Center for Mineral Resource Education (MCMRE).
  • Award an annual $1,000 Undergraduate Student Scholarship.
  • Donate up to $2,000 towards the Fundamentals of Geology (FG) exam fee for undergraduate students.
  • Arrange 2-4 career panels per year at geoscience departments within MN colleges and universities.
  • Host 2-4 student/professional socials per year.
  • Provide free registration for undergraduates to our monthly technical talks.
  • Provide an annual subscription of our national publication, The Professional Geologist (TPG), to the 10 MN colleges and universities with geoscience degree programs.
  • Provide extra copies of the annual TPG Student Issue to the 10 major colleges and universities with geoscience degree programs, up to $250 per year.
  • Speak about geoscience careers to students of every age.

 

Year

Free Student Luncheons

Student Resume Reviews

Student/Professional Socials

Student Issues of “The Professional Geologist”

Student Scholarship

Career Panels

Mineral Hardness Kits

Practical Skills for Geoscience Professionals Course (FG exam fee)  Donation

Other Donations from the Educational Fund

2014

19 ($304)

-

3

0

$1,000

-

$984.25

-

-

2015

59 ($960)

10

4

50 ($162)

$1,000

2

$1,635.80

-

$250

2016

40 ($640)

11

4

50 ($162)

$1,000

3

$872.22

-

-

2017

35 ($560)

18

4

50 ($162)

$1,000

3

$896.50

$2,000

-

2018

  9 ($144)

10

3

75 ($250)

$1,000

1

$908.98

$2,000

$250

2019

19 ($304)

15

2

75 ($250)

$1,000

2

$1095.12

$2,000

$500*

 

* In 2019, AIPG MN donated $500 towards the cost of a mock dig site for the Rosemount High School!  More information available here (announcement dated 10/18/2019).

Make a donation to the education fund

You can make a donation to the AIPG Minnesota Section's Education Fund via our PayPal.me link or through our catalog link below.

 

2021 MN Section Catalog

The 2021 AIPG MN Section catalog.

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