Eastern Section Honors and Awards


The Eastern Section nomination form for 2017 is available in Word or PDF formats. All nominations must be received by July 15, 2017 for consideration.
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National Awards, awardees, nomination forms, instructions, and deadlines are available on the national AAPG site.

Professional Performance

John T. Galey Memorial Award

The executive Committee of the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (ES-AAPG) established the John T. Galey Memorial Award in 1993. This was done in memory of its first president, John T. Galey, whose vision and dedication led to the establishment of the Section and provided continuous impetus over the years to its growth and prosperity.

Established 1993

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is the second highest honor bestowed upon members who have distinguished themselves by their service and devotion to the science and profession of geology and the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. As such, a maximum of one (1) such award is normally bestowed annually. Under exceptional circumstances a maximum of two (2) awards may be bestowed in a given year.
Established 1982

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to members who have distinguished themselves in service to the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. While the maximum number of annual recipients is not strictly limited, the number of recipients should normally not exceed two (2) per year. Under exceptional circumstances a maximum of three (3) awards may be bestowed in a given year.
Established 1975

George V. Cohee Public Service Award

The Public Service Award is presented annually to geologists in recognition of distinguished service and achievement in public affairs. It is granted to recognize the contributions of geologists to the public and encourage geologists to take a more active part in public affairs. It requires a level of involvement and achievement in public affairs higher than what would be normally expected of the recipient position or the nature of the type of employment, e.g. government employees.

Established 1985

Oustanding Educator Award

The Outstanding Educator Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the education and training of geologists. The award may recognize outstanding research and publication as contributions to education and training of geologists as well as classroom teaching and may recognize such contributions from those outside of formal academia as well as academicians.

Established 1986

Gordon H. Wood, Jr. Memorial Award

This award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the geology of coal and other energy minerals, and the goals of the Association�s Energy Minerals Division in the Eastern Section.
Established 1989

Division Of Environmental Geosciences Meritorious Contributions Award (Eastern Section)

This award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to environmental geology and the goals of the Association�s Division of Environmental Geology in the Eastern Section.
Established 1993

Presidential Award

Presented only as deemed necessary in recognition of outstanding achievement not covered by other awards.
Established 1998

Certificate Of Merit

Certificates of Merit are presented to members who have made an outstanding contribution(s) to the Section. However, the nature of the service performed is not of sufficient magnitude nor length to merit a Distinguished Service Award. There is no precise yearly limit on the number of these awards, but care must always be taken to keep the numbers small enough to retain its significance.
Established 1987

Scientific Presentation

A. I. Levorsen Memorial Best Paper Award

Presented for the best scientific paper given at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1966

Margaret Hawn Mirabile Memorial Best Student Paper Award

Presented for the best student paper given at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1986

Vincent E. Nelson Memorial Best Poster Award

Presented for the best scientific poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1988

Ralph L. Miller Memorial Best Energy Minerals Division Paper Award (Eastern Section)

Presented for the best coal geology paper given at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1990

Energy Minerals Division Best Poster Award (Eastern Section)

Presented for the best coal geology poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1990

Division Of Environmental Geosciences Best Paper Award (Eastern Section)

Presented for the best environmental geosciences paper at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1993

Division Of Environmental Geosciences Best Poster Award (Eastern Section)

Presented for the best environmental geosciences poster at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 1993

Best Student Poster Award

Presented for the best scientific poster presented by a student at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 2006

Pittsburgh Geological Society Award for Best Paper on Appalachian Geology

Presented for the best Appalachian basin geology paper (professional or student) at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section.
Established 2015