Who We Are
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG) is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote continued interest in geology, allied sciences and their practical application, as well as to foster scientific research and to encourage fellowship and cooperation among its members.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is one of the largest geological societies in the United States. RMAG is composed of earth scientists from industry, government, and academia encompassing a wide spectrum of backgrounds. All share a common interest in the geology of our Rocky Mountain area. Founded in 1922, RMAG is the second most active geological society in the country.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists supports professional exchange and education through events, publications, training, and symposia. RMAG publishes two digital publications: The Outcrop, a monthly magazine, and the Mountain Geologist, a quarterly scientific journal. The Outcrop promotes local geological happenings, our Summit sponsors, and provides resources to our membership. Our scientific journal, Mountain Geologist, is a world-class geological journal utilized by researchers globally and is available as a member of RMAG, or from AAPG Datapages. Occasionally RMAG also produces special publications focusing on the latest geological study for the Rocky Mountain region and other geologic regions.
As a professional geoscience organization, we support diversity, equity, and inclusion in all our institutions and collegial networks, including those of the RMAG. We are aware that Geoscience, in particular, is the least diverse field in STEM, as pointed out in a 2018 article in Nature Geoscience. We encourage you to read that article. As a first step, the RMAG will be offering an Unconscious/Implicit Bias workshop for members. As we progress through this continuing effort, we solicit further suggestions and actions on how to break down systemic racism barriers from you, our membership.
- To promote interest in geology and allied sciences and their practical applications
- To foster scientific research
- To encourage fellowship and cooperation among its members,
- To disseminate geologic information
RMAG prides itself on dedication to these core values:
- Ethics, integrity, and professionalism
- Fellowship and sense of community
- Excellence in geoscience
RMAG members are geoscientists from industries, academia, state and federal governments, and students. There are four types of membership:
Members: Any person holding a degree in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, petroleum engineering or other allied earth sciences.
Students: Any person actively engaged in the pursuit of a degree in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, paleontology, engineering or other allied earth sciences.
Associate: Any person who is not qualified for full or student membership, and has a minimum of twelve (12) months of geologically related experience.
Honorary: This membership level is bestowed upon those who have made outstanding contribution to geology or to RMAG.
These membership levels are approved by the RMAG Board of Directors.