Announcements

2020 Wellnitz Memorial Scholarships Announced
October 20, 2020

The New Mexico Geological Society annually awards the Wellnitz Memorial Scholarships at the Fall Field Conference. Recipients must be graduate students at UNM, NMT, or NMSU, whose thesis/dissertation is field-oriented and in New Mexico. With the postponement of the 2020 Fall Field Conference, the scholarships were awarded at the virtual 2020 Annual Meeting on October 2, 2020.

Please join us in congratulating the 2020 Wellnitz Scholarship awardees.

Robert Wellnitz Memorial Scholarship:

  • Carolyn Mullens, NMSU

Beverly Wellnitz Memorial Scholarship:

  • Kyle Stark, NM Tech
  • Naomi DeLay, UNM
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"The Geology of the Mount Taylor Area" released
October 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the release of The Geology of the Mount Taylor Area, NMGS Special Publication 14, a compilation of the technical papers intended for the 2020 guidebook, that is available for free download. The guidebook has been postponed to 2021, along with the fall field conference.

The 2021 fall field conference in the Mount Taylor area is scheduled for Sept. 15 to 18. Additional papers will be accepted for the guidebook, due by April 30, 2021. Please notify Shari Kelley (shari.kelley@nmt.edu) or Bonnie Frey (bonnie.frey@nmt.edu) in advance if you plan to submit a paper for the 2021 guidebook.

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Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG Announces 2020 Awards Casper, WY
October 14, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG is pleased to announce the honorees for its 2020 Awards. Because the Section meeting planned for the middle of September in Grand Junction, Colorado was cancelled, the presentation of the 2020 Awards was made by mail and virtual presentations at the October Rocky Mountain Association of Geologist luncheon meeting.

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Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG Announces its 2020 Teacher of the Year Casper, WY
October 14, 2020

The Rocky Mountain Section of AAPG is pleased to announce the winner of its 2020 Teacher of the Year Award, Rhoda Perkes. Because the Section meeting planned for the middle of September in Grand Junction, Colorado was cancelled, the presentation of the 2020 Award was made by mail and a virtual presentation at the October Utah Geological Association luncheon meeting.

2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Awards Announced
May 11, 2020
  • Lucille H. Pipkin Senior Scholarships are awarded to geoscience majors who will be a Senior the following academic year at each of ENMU, NMHU, NMIMT, NMSU, and UNM.
  • Lucille H. Pipkin Book Scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate geoscience students at NM schools.
  • The Outstanding Senior Award goes to the outstanding graduating senior in geosciences at WNMU.

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2020 Grants in-Aid and Research Awards Announced
May 11, 2020

New Mexico Geological Society grants-in-aid and research awards are awarded to students enrolled in New Mexico institutions and whose proposed projects are located in New Mexico. The New Mexico Geological Society congratulates the recipients of the 2020 Grants-in-Aid and Research Awards.

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