Education

The South Texas Section International Polyolefins Conference Beneficiaries

More than 80% of South Texas Section’s profits from the Polyolefins Conference go to support eight Universities with polymer programs, students of SPE South Texas Section members, and the Houston Science Fair.

Universities supported by the South Texas SPE section with scholarships, endowments, equipment grants and student chapter funds. These universities are Baylor, Texas A&M, University 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.

2020 International Polyolefins Conference
Scholarship Winners:

Given by South Texas Section
Timothy Russell-Baylor University

Mahan Ghosh-University of North Texas

Given by Flexible Packaging Division
Anthony Keyes-University of Houston

Given by Polymers Modifiers & Additives Division
Chia Ying Tsai-Texas A&M

Damilola Rumsewe-Texas State University

Given by ThermoPlastic Materials & Foams Division
Qian Tian-Texas Tech University

2020 International Polyolefins Conference
Poster Contest Winners:

1st Place-Chia-Ying Tsai
Scratch Behavior of Long-chain Branched Polypropylene

2nd Place-Minje Shen
Sustainable & Degradable Lignin-Based Epoxy Resins

3rd Place-Tonoy Chuwdury
Impedance & Non-Contact Based Multifunctional Polymer Textile Sensor

Thank you to all students who participated in the contests and conference.

Scholarships available 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.

Download application form.