Awards

Neal J. Harr Memorial Awards (“The Pick Awards”)

Each year, the RMAG Foundation congratulates the outstanding senior in earth sciences at the major Colorado colleges and universities: University of Colorado, Colorado College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, University of Northern Colorado,  Adams State College, Colorado Mesa State University, Fort Lewis College, and Western State College. The award is a rock hammer engraved with the award title, student’s name, university, and year. The candidates are selected by each department head and recommended to the RMAG Foundation for the award.

Excellence in Teaching of Earth Science (Teacher of the Year)

In 2000, the RMAG Foundation instituted an award to honor an elementary or secondary school teacher who had promoted teaching of earth science to K-12 students. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 cash award provided by the Foundation. In addition, the awardee is recommended as the RMAG candidate to compete for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) National Teacher of the Year Award which honors the best elementary or secondary earth science teacher of the year from all the AAPG US regions.

Contact the RMAG Foundation for information regarding an application.

RMAG Foundation

Independence Plaza, B-180, Box #165

1001 16th Street

Denver, Colorado 80265

Explorer of the Year Award

In participation with the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, the Foundation provides an Explorer of the Year award, recognizing the earth scientist who had made a significant energy or mineral discovery or who has accomplished outstanding earth science exploration. A candidate for the award must be a member of the RMAG.

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