Industry and Individual Memberships to the
Precambrian Research Center

 

List of Current PRC Members

For membership information, contact Carrie Sutherland
(PRC Development Director)

218-726-6984 or
1-866-999-6995 csutherl@d.umn.edu

Download a Membership Form(Word, pdf, fillable pdf)

PRC Corporate and Individual Donor Memberships

With the minerals industry standing to be the prime beneficiary of the PRC's mission to provide training and support to students in modern field methods and map-making, we are looking to the minerals industry to serve as the PRC's principal benefactor. Therefore, to sustain the long-term success of the PRC, we are asking mineral resource companies and individuals related to the minerals industry to become corporate or professional members of the PRC at one of the levels listed below.

Membership Level Membership Type Annual Contribution
Benefits
Annual Report
Workshop Reservations
Field Course Reservations
Board of Advisors
Diamond Corporate >$20,000
X
5
5
1
Platinum Corporate <$20,000-10,000
X
3
3
Gold Corporate <$10,000-5,000
X
2
2
Copper Coporate <$5,000
X
1
1
Palladium Individual >$5,000
X
1
1
1
Titanium Individual $5,000-2,001
X
1
1
Nickel Individual $2,000-500
X
1
1
Zinc Individual <$500
X
 

Benefits of PRC Membership

- contributions will be acknowledged as tax-deductible gifts to the University of Minnesota
- members have open access to students for employment and company-directed research opportunities
- guaranteed slots reserved for each annual professional workshop and field course (based on membership level; see above)
- will receive annual report on PRC programs and finances
- corporate diamond and individual palladium members will have a position on the board of advisors

What PRC Memberships Support

Annual membership funds are used to support a variety of PRC programs and activites focused on student education and research support and public outreach. These programs include:

- Graduate Research Assistanships - available to MS and PhD graduate students at UMD to support field-based dissertation projects in Precambrian geology
- Research Grants - available to undergraduate or graduate students conducting Precambrian field studies in the Lake Superior region (available to UMD and non-UMD students)
- Precambrian Field Camp - funds help to keep tuition affordable by subsidizing about 40% of field camp expenses
- Outreach activites - These include organization and planning of the Minnesota Minerals Education Workshop; sponsorship of the UMD-SEG student chapter; conducting field trips in the Lake Superior area for visiting student groups; support of general public education on Precambrian geology and mineral resources

A complete financial accounting of PRC income and expenses are published in annual reports released in February of each year.

Questions about PRC Memberships?

Contact:
Carrie Sutherland (PRC Development Director)

218-726-6984
or 1-866-999-6995
csutherl@d.umn.edu

Jim Miller (PRC Director)

218-720-4355
mille066@umn.edu

What others are saying about the PRC...

"The Precambrian Research Center, with its proposed emphasis on teaching skills directly pertaining to the collection and integration of field data, has the potential to significantly increase the pool of geologists with these critical skill"
Dean Rossell, Chief Geologist, Kennecott Exploration
"The complexities of Precambrian geology are an ideal training ground for practical hands-on geologists. Therefore, I feel your project can substantially aid in producing the well-rounded, competent professional geologists that are needed by both industry and government."
Ernest K. Lehmann, President, Minnesota Expl. Assoc.

OTHERS LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR THE PRC