Universities with enough qualified students and a willing faculty advisor apply to participate in the program. Universities teams then compete at the Region or Section semifinal competitions. The top team from each Region and Section will compete at the Global Finals competition at the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).
AAPG and corporate sponsors provide funds for the Section/Region representative university teams’ (five students and one faculty advisor) transportation, housing, and convention registration at the Annual Convention and Exhibition (ACE).
Note: Meals outside of those provided during the Global Finals competition and other expenses (taxis, toiletries, toll fees, etc.) are NOT covered by the AAPG or corporate sponsors.
The following awards will be presented to the team finalists of the Global Finals competition: