The Society encourages and aids students through the Memorial Scholarship Fund for graduate students, and the Undergraduate Scholarship Fund for undergraduates. The Society also gives outstanding geology Student Awards to Stephen F. Austin University, Lamar University, Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at Austin, Rice University, the University of Houston, and Sam Houston State University; and promotes participation in the Houston Engineering and Science Fair.
The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 7,800 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections. The Institute adheres to the principles of professional responsibility and public service and is the only international organization that certifies the competence and ethical conduct of geological scientists in all branches of the science with members employed in industry, government, and academia. AIPG emphasizes competence, integrity and ethics. AIPG is an advocate for the profession and communicates regularly to federal and state legislators and agencies on matters pertaining to the geosciences.
We provide science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods, the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on, the health of our ecosystems and environment, and the impacts of climate and land-use change.
The Earth Science World Image Bank is a resource made available to the geoscience community and general public for the purposes of enhancing Earth education, and serving the community of science that the American Geosciences Institute supports.