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American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Student | Cahapter | Member | AAPGHistory and Purpose

  • Founded in 1917, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists is currently the world's largest professional geological society.
  • The membership of AAPG includes geologists, geophysicists, CEOs, managers, consultants, students and academicians. The purpose of the organization is to foster scientific research, advance the science of geology, promote technology and inspire high professional conduct.

Eligibility and Dues

  • Anyone majoring or minoring in the Earth Sciences (geology, geography, GIS, etc) or a related field may join AAPG.
  • Dues are free for the first year to new members and are $10 per year after.

Contact Information

Northwest Chapter Officers

Office Name
President Lonnie Treese     
Vice President Chelsea Bulen
Secretary Breanna Clark
Treasurer Nikki Sauter

Northwest Chapter Members

  • Kelsey Anderson
  • Nathan Barnes
  • Arielle Bisoglio
  • Chelsea Bulen
  • Breanna Clark
  • Sara Courter
  • Travis Doughty
  • Ben Eschbach
  • Amanda Flavin
  • Clarissa Fleming
  • Mindy Hughes
  • Brian Hunter
  • Chris Lewis
  • Thurston Oesch
  • Matt Loehr
  • Mike Malhiwsky
  • Molly Ramsey
  • Nikki Sauter
  • Nathan Schmitz
  • Brent Struttmann
  • Matthew Smith
  • Erin Swan
  • Kellie Tinkham
  • Lonnie Treese
  • Jessica Walter
  • Andrew Whitsell


  • On November 2, 2009 the Northwest chapter took a trip to Powell Observatory outside Louisburg, KS with a stop at the science supply outlet HMS Beagle.


  • Undergraduate and Graduate Grants are available on the national website here, including the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Grant which is often awarded to Northwest students.