Upcoming meetings

Feb 23

FG Study Group Kick-off Meeting

First meeting of the FG study group!

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Mar 2

Students/Professionals Social!

Networking opportunity in an informal setting.

Mar 3

AIPG MN March Meeting - Ethics!

Engaging ethics talks - 2 PDHs for licensure renewal!

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AIPG Summary

The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) was founded in 1963 to certify the credentials of practicing geologists and to advocate on behalf of the geologic profession. The science of geology is vital to the interests of the nation and in order to best protect public health, safety, welfare, and the environment. AIPG is an organization of qualified geologists dedicated to this mission.

Technical Talks: The Minnesota Section of AIPG holds technical talks September through May, generally the first Tuesday of the month. The talks are designed to fulfill 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Professional Geologists, as licensed in the State of Minnesota, are required to complete 24 PDHs every biennium licensing period, including 2 PDHs of ethics.  Talks feature important subjects of interest to professional geologists. Members and non-members are encouraged to attend by registering online.

Meeting Topics: We are always looking for engaging speakers and topics. Please contact Jason Gelling with your suggestions.

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

  • Donate mineral hardness kits that are given to K-12 teachers at the annual Minnesota Mineral Education Workshop (MMEW), averaging around $1,000 per year.

  • Award an annual Student Grant in the amount of $1,000.

  • Donate funds towards the Fundamentals of Geology exam fee and a safety course for undergraduate students, up to $2,000 per year.

  • Provide free registration to our monthly technical luncheons to undergraduate geoscience majors with no limit on the number of free registrations.

  • Provide paper copies of free copies of our national publication, The Professional Geologist, with extra copies of the annual student issue to 10 major colleges and universities with geoscience degree programs, up to $250 per year.

  • Speak about geoscience careers to students of every age.

Join AIPG: We hope you will find the Minnesota Section of AIPG webpage useful and informative. We strongly encourage all qualified geologists to join AIPG, and application information is available on the National AIPG website.



The AIPG Minnesota Section Sponsorship Committee is pleased to announce we are now offering Section Sponsorships for the 2020 calendar year. This annual sponsorship will be $250 per year, and will provide the following benefits to sponsors:

  • Company or individual name/logo featured on a continuous loop PowerPoint display for approximately 30 minutes before/during the announcements at the beginning of each monthly meeting.

  • Company or individual name/logo featured on each monthly meeting agenda.

  • Company or individual name/logo featured on the AIPG Minnesota Section website.

  • Two free lunch meeting attendances to be used at any time during the calendar year (cannot be carried over to later years). Two voucher credits will be added to your membership account and will be visible when you login on to the Minnesota Section website.

  • Option to give a 3-5 minute presentation at a monthly meeting (coordinate in advance with the Section President). 

The AIPG Minnesota Section is one of the most active sections in the country because of the participation of our members. A large part of the participation in the Minnesota Section is the monthly meetings. Please consider becoming a Section Sponsor to help us continue to be able to offer low cost monthly meetings to all.

If you would like to become a Minnesota Section Sponsor or have questions about the sponsorship, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]

You can order your 2020 Section Sponsorship on our website here! You are welcome to mail in your sponsorship check instead (contact Jeff Neisse, AIPG MN Section Treasurer for mailing address).


Employment Opportunities

Don't forget to check with the employment page for recent posting of job opportunities. The intent of this webpage is to provide space to post employment opportunities for geologists in the Midwest, and Minnesota in particular.