Greater than 80% of South Texas Sectionís profits from the Polyolefins Conference go to support 8 Universities with polymer programs, to support students of SPE South Texas Section members, and to support the Houston Science Fair. Universities supported by the South Texas SPE section with scholarships, endowments, equipment grants and student chapter funds are Baylor, Texas A&M, Univ. of Houston, Texas Tech, Texas State, Lamar, North Texas, and Texas State. The educational budget is typically $50-95K per year. A complete description of the South Texas SPE Section Educational program can be viewed here.
  • Two South Texas Section supported SPE Student Chapters were recognized by SPE for their active chapter programs in the last two years.

    Two South Texas Section supported SPE Student Chapters were recognized by SPE for their active chapter programs in the last two years.

    2017 Top SPE Student Chapters 1st Place Baylor 2nd Place University of Wisconsin Madison 3rd Place University of Akron 2016 Top SPE Student Chapters 1st Place University of UConn 2nd Place Baylor 3rd Place Texas A&M

Scholarships for Children and Grandchildren of South Texas SPE Section Members

Children and grand children of active SPE-STX members are eligible for up to a $2,500 scholarship/yr. All qualified applicants will receive scholarships. The requirements are: 1) Children or grandchildren should be a resident of Texas (the students can be attending school outside of Texas). The student should be attending a college or University or accepted to attend a college or University (just graduating from high school) 2) South Texas Section member must be a member of SPE and the South Texas SPE Section 3) South Texas Section member must be active in the section and have attended four (4) section events during the Application year during the September-May period of when the application is being made Applications are accepted from Jan 1-May 1 of each year. Click here to access an application form.


2017-2018 school year SPE South Texas Section children/grand children Scholarship awards 





SPE Parent/Grandparent

Mitra Rahimi


Texas State

Iman Bahrani

Drew Applegate


Auburn Univ.

Jeff Applegate

Benjamin Applegate


Colorado State

Jeff Applegate

Kaitlin Alexander


Univ. Texas

Kevin Alexander

Robert Hansen

1st  year MBA Student

Univ. of Houston

David Hansen

Frazier Chriswell


Texas A&M

Larry Chriswell

Robert Lauzon


San Jacinto College

Pete Lauzon

Alex Lauzon


San Jacinto College

Pete Lauzon






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Brabender Tech
BUSS, Inc.
C. A. Picard
Carter Day International
Cimbar Performance Minerals
Corbion Purac
Corporacion Sierra Madre
CW Brabender Instruments
Daikin America, Inc.
Dover Chemical
Dupont Nutrition & Health
Evonik Corporation
Fine Organics
Fraunhofer LBF
Gillco Products
Gneuss, Inc.
Huber Engineered Materials
Imerys Talc
Ingenia Polymers
Japan Steelworks
Kisuma Americas, Inc.
Kraton Polymers
Lintech International
Maroon Group LLC.
Mettler-Toledo, LLC
Milliken & Company
NFM Welding Engineers
NJC America
Norac Additives
Omya, Inc.
PCC Chemax
Pelletizer Knives
PMC Group
Polymer Centers of Excellence
Solvay Technology Solutions
Struktol Company of America
Sulzer Chetech USA
Sumitomo Chemical America, Inc.
Suqian Unitechem Co., Ltd
The Sinclair Group
Tomark Industries
Tosoh Finechem Corporation
Unimin Corporation
Vanderbilt Chemicals, LLC
XDL Petro-Chemical Science & Technology Trade Co
Zwick USA
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