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In the competition for the 2018 Student Chapter of the Year Award, Columbus State University was the winner, followed by Berry College and Central Michigan University. Congratulations to the Student Members at Columbus State! University of Kentucky, SRTM, and Western Michigan were also among the finalists.

In the last 12 months, AIPG has welcomed its first overseas Student Chapter, at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University in Nandad, Maharashtra State, India. We have also welcomed six new chapters in the United States, at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Michigan Technological University, Northern Arizona Universities, New Mexico Tech - Robert Lessard Memorial, New Paltz State University of New York, and Youngstown State University for a total of 47 student chapters in all.

In this issue of TPG we publish reports from several chapters in Ohio, a chapter in New Mexico, Central Michigan University, SRTM University, and Sonoma State University, one of whose sponsors also sponsored SRTM. SRTM chapter students and one of their professors were able to listen into a meeting of the Sonoma State chapter vie Facetime live.

The report from Central Michigan State is very detailed and contains many ideas (weekly meetings, anyone?) for possible use by other chapters, including selling rocks to raise funds.

TPG encourages Student Chapters to send us regular reports, preferably for inclusion in this issue (deadline May 1st) or in the Student Issue (deadline Aug. 1st). Please also encourage your members to contribute technical articles (especially those

suitable for peer review), Student Voice pieces, or Tales from the Field for the Student Issue.

Congratulations Columbus State University 2018 Student Chapter of the Year!

We have around 30 members as of writing this application. One of the biggest changes for us this year has been the involve- ment of the graduate community. Our local AIPG had a 500% increase (from 1 to 6 members) increase in graduate student members. Our undergraduate participation has stayed impres- sive with many members actively engaged in club activities. Our members include geology, environmental science, astrophysics, education, and even art majors.


President - Austin Caughey Vice President - Chance Seckinger Treasurer - Coral Marí Torres Secretary - Briana Jenkins-Deneke SGE Representative - Brice Lawley


AIPG members are active in all of the majors in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences including geology, astrophysics, environmental science, and secondary education. Our members serve our department as peer leaders in intro- ductory classes, personal tutors, volunteer van and drivers on field trips. Our members have also had incredible experiences through the ESS Department such as exploring the western United States on the most recent Maymester field trip, perform- ing and presenting research, and, more specifically, experienc- ing the Great American Total Solar Eclipse. AIPG students are also taking a lead in presenting research and experiences at the ESS Seminar Series. AIPG strives to be the backbone of the student body in the ESS Department.

AIPG has been a very active club on campus. We have done a fundraising bake sale (including dinosaur cookies and stra- tigraphy cupcakes) which helped interest several people in the club. This has provided us with plenty of funds to provide our members with exciting activities and opportunities. One of the biggest things we did this semester was our very first “ESS

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From left to right Coral Torres (Treasurer 2017-2019), Brittany Plyler (VP 2018-2019), Hays slaughter (SGE Representative 2018- 19), Ron Wallace, Chance Seckinger (VP 2017-18), and Austin Caughey (President 2017-2019)

Week”. The goal of ESS Week is to partner up with other ESS clubs such as Students for a Sustainable World (SSW) and Sigma Gamma Epsilon (SGE) and provide outreach events to people on campus. Each day during the week of October 23-27th the three clubs hosted events during the day that included decorating the interior of Jordan Hall, rock painting, building terrariums, a Steven Universe-themed gem presentation, a tye-dye station, and a campus scavenger hunt. This event helped the members make new friends with similar interests as well as forming a bond between the clubs that will benefit each other in the future as we continue to host this event during Geosciences Week. Our members have also presented at research conferences on cam- pus, such as CSU’s Tower Day (where Chance Seckinger won an outstanding poster award for his anthropology research) and the Gregory C. Domin Graduate Research Conference (where Austin Caughey presented his thesis research as part of the Three-Minute Thesis Competition).

Another thing our local AIPG chapter has excelled at is volunteer work. Our members have volunteered their time at --The Editor

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