If you are a geoscientist and under 35, the Young Professionals (YP) Special Interest Group is for you! Our Eastern Section AAPG YP Liaison is Merril Stypula, and you are invited to join us at events throughout the year. YP events are held at each ACE and Eastern Section annual meeting, as well as throughout the year, such as the ‘Pass the Baton’ event held on May 9, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA in conjunction with the DPA. The YPs provide a great networking opportunity for all young geoscience professionals to stay connected. You may learn more by checking out the YP page on or the YP Facebook page.

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First-ever YP/Student Forum at ACE!

Are you planning to attend our AAPG Annual Meeting in Houston this April? If so, you are in for a treat! Aside from all of the amazing technical sessions and festivities that are planned to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of AAPG, ACE 2017 will mark an important milestone for Young Professional and Student Members by offering our first ever YP/Student Forum at the conference: Them 11 YP/Student Forum: Future of Energy Exploration, Essential Tools for the Next Generation.

When: Wednesday, April 5th from 1:15 PM to 5:05 PM
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center, Room #351
For more information on the Forum + a “sneak peak” of two of the presenters abstracts,

Young Professionals Meet & Greet in Houston

If you are planning on attending ACE 2017 in Houston, mark your calendars for the 2017 YP Meet & Greet. The event is free and a great way to connect students and early career professionals with experienced attendees at the conference.

When: Sunday, April 2nd from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: George R. Brown Convention Center
For more information: ACE 2017 YP Meet & Greet

If you would like to meet up with a familiar face while at the convention, please contact Merril, the ES YP Liaison, who will be in attendance.

Call for Volunteers at ACE 2017

Want to make a lasting mark on the next generation of industry professionals while attending the 2017 AAPG ACE? Consider becoming a Meeting Partner for a middle-school, high-school, or community college teacher!

For the 100th Anniversary of AAPG, a new program is being initiated to help teacher attendees navigate the ACE activities and to build stronger connections between industry professionals (you!) and schools.

The Teacher Education Program Committee is looking for industry professionals who are willing to partner with a teacher at the meeting for a short time to answer questions, translate current industry research, talk about careers, and share ideas for bringing geoscience into the classroom.

Is this you? Then volunteer to meet with a teacher one-on-one at the convention, host a teacher for part of a day at ACE, or examine ways you can work with a teacher to support student learning into the future.

Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete this brief volunteer survey to help make the best match with a classroom teacher: Teacher Education Program Volunteer Survey

Please contact the organizers if you have questions or would like more information.
Amanda Guzofski, Co-Chair, 2017 AAPG Teacher Education Program Committee,
Stephanie Shipp, Co-Chair, 2017 AAPG Teacher Education Program Committee,

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Great Rates

Did you know that AAPG is offering a 75% discount on all AAPG courses for those who have lost their jobs during the current downturn? This is a tremendous opportunity to add some valuable skill sets at a great price! Use the discount code WECARE! (all caps) and receive 75% off the regular price. For more information, please contact Stephanie Brown (

Free Micro-Learning Modules

Micro-Learning modules are available for FREE from AAPG. Topics include carbonate petrophysics, geothermal energy, career fundamentals, petroleum engineering, geostatistics, unconventionals and many more! Visit for more information.

Video - Pass The Baton

2016 YP/DPA Pass the Baton Event hosted by YP and DPA, Cioppino, Pittsburgh, PA: Career advice from EPs to YPs and Students entering the E&P workforce