The National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists (NABGG) is a nonprofit organization established in June of 1981 by a group of black geoscientists in the Houston/Dallas area. This organization is incorporated in the State of Texas with its headquarters in Houston, Texas.
WHY WAS NABGG ORGANIZED?
The NABGG was organized to: – Inform students of career opportunities that exist in the field of Geosciences – Encourage them to take advantage of scholarship programs, grant, loans, etc., that are established for minority students. – Give financial support to students pursuing degrees in Geology and Geophysics. – Follow the educational careers of the scholarship recipients. – Aid minority students in the search for summer employment and aid corporate members interested in obtaining summer employees for positions that will enhance the students’ background
and marketability. – Allow minority geologists and geophysicists to establish professional and inter-company relationships – Assist in the
development of professional standards and practices of members within their geoscience careers and entrepreneurial pursuits.
WHAT HAS THE ORGANIZATION ACCOMPLISHED?
A few of the NABGG’s accomplishments are: – Implementing a plan of action to formulate an organization of this type. – Raising over $300,000 for
scholarships through our annual fund-raising banquet and other fundraising activities. – Visiting area high schools, colleges, universities, and churches with presentations and information pertaining to careers in geology and geophysics. – Holding student workshops where students
are introduced to various disciplines within the geosciences by people who are actively working in those disciplines. – Holding an annual
convention and monthly technical meetings for members, corporate members, and individuals interested in the NABGG or in specific topics being
presented. – Becoming a member of society of the American Geological Institute (AGI), an affiliated society of AAPG (American Association of
Petroleum Geologists) and associated society of the Geological Society of America (GSA), a member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC), a member of the Earth Day Network, and in partnership with DLESE (Digital Library for Earth Science Education).