The National Association of Black Geoscientists (NABG) 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 NABG ORGANIZED?
The NABG 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 NABG'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 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 NABG 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).