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 Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) Foundation instituted an award to honor an elementary or secondary school teacher who has promoted teaching of earth science to K-12 students. The winner receives a commemorative plaque and a $1000 cash award provided by the RMAG Foundation, and is recommended as the RMAG’s 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 US regions of AAPG. For the first time this year, the RMAG Foundation will award the winner’s school with $1000 designated for its earth science program.
The applicant must have a proven record in teaching in an accredited K-12 school. Other requirements include:
- Completion of an application form including dated signatures from applicant and school principal or administrator
- A letter of recommendation from the school principal or administrator.
- A letter of recommendation from a colleague or the parent of a student.
- A short summary of the course curriculum including:
- Teaching Philosophy
- Procedures and activities
Download the application form labeled Excellence in Teaching Earth Sciences Award below. The application form, letters of recommendation, and the course curriculum summary, must be uploaded to the Foundation website, or you may submit your application using the form below. If recommendations are confidential, they may be emailed separately to Laura Wray at email@example.com by May 11, 2018. The application deadline this year is Friday, May 11th, with the winner to be announced on or before May 18th.
For additional information about the Foundation, visit the RMAG Foundation website at: http://www.rmagfoundation.org/. For questions, please call Jerry Cuzella at 303-990-1878
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.