Why should a practicing geologist be a part of AEG?
The benefits of AEG membership are many but the simplest answer is that you can increase your technical and business knowledge, enhance your career opportunities, network with hundreds of other professionals, and have fun in the process. Benefits of Membership Brochure
A recent survey of AEG members showed that the most important benefits they derive from AEG are technical publications and networking opportunities. AEG was considered most effective in disseminating timely, practical information through publications and meetings, and providing multiple avenues for networking with other professionals.
Some of the specific benefits AEG offers you as a professional member are:
- Explore numerous opportunities for career enhancement through contacts at technical meetings and in continuing education programs.
- Attend the Annual Meeting to meet and network with contacts throughout the U.S., Canada, and a variety of other countries.
- Attend local Chapter meetings and field trips to get involved in YOUR region.
- AEG members have fun socializing at the various meetings they attend.
- Environmental & Engineering Geoscience journal published quarterly
- AEG News magazine published 4 times per year
- Directory of the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
- AEG Annual Program with Abstracts
- Special Publications on technical topics
- More than 24 Chapters throughout the United States and internationally, with local meetings that offer opportunities to learn and network in a casual atmosphere that is also professional.
- Participating on committees, either locally or on the Association level, provides and enhances business skills associated with project management, delegation, marketing, and strategic planning.
- Online job listings help in finding new career opportunities.
- AEG sponsors workshops and short courses for which official Continuing Education Units are offered.
- AEG encourages its members to participate in activities of mutual interest with other organizations.
- AEG provides educational and networking opportunities for members through regular Chapter meetings and field trips. Short courses, field trips, and technical sessions provide opportunities for AEG members to enhance their professional practice.
Discounts and Cost Savings
- AEG members enjoy a 20% discount on all special publications, registration fees at meetings, short courses, and field trips.
AEG offers several classes of membership for professionals:
- Applicants for regular membership must hold a degree in environmental geology, engineering geology or geological engineering, hydrogeology, or a degree in a related professional field with 30 semester hours of credit in the geosciences. In addition, the applicant must be practicing in the field of Engineering Geology, Environmental Geology, or Hydrogeology. Annual dues for full members are $140.00.
- Applicants for affiliate membership shall be scientists or engineers who work with environmental or engineering geologists or hydrogeologists or persons interested in those areas of practice. Annual dues for affiliate members are $100.00.
- Annual dues for International Members are $35.00, which includes online only versions of the E&EG Journal, Annual Directory, Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts and four issues of AEG NEWS.
- Applicants for teacher membership shall be teachers at the primary, secondary, or post secondary level. Annual dues for teacher members are $35.00.