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 and students of SPE South Texas Section members.

Universities are supported by the SPE South Texas Section with scholarships, endowments, equipment grants and student chapter funds.

These universities are: Baylor University, Texas A&M University, University of Houston, Texas Tech, Texas State University, Lamar University, University of North Texas, and Texas State Tech.

The educational budget is typically $50-95K per year. 

2022 International Polyolefins Conference
Scholarship Winners:

Luke Battershell – Baylor University

Jesus Esquivel – Lamar University

Aditi Nandy – University of North Texas

Kwanghae Noh – Texas A&M

Kushal Thapa – Texas State University

Celine Garcia – Texas Tech University

Rosalie Berg – University of Houston

Chuqing Yuan – University of Houston

2022 International Polyolefins Conference
Poster Contest Winners:

1st Place-Amir Nasirmanesh
A numerical study on the effects of out-of-plane wrinkles on the static and buckling behavior of carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites
2nd Place-Celine Garcia
Engineering a Biocompatible Chitosan Hydrogel with Self-Healing, Adhesive and Inherent Antibacterial Properties
3rd Place-Katherine Wang
Azide Derivatized Fluorinated Polystyrenes as Potential “Phosphine Sponges” based upon Staudinger Reactions
Honorable Mention – MD Nayeem Hasan Kashem
Fabrication of a low-cost and facile temperature-sensitive color-changing nanofilm

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

Member Earned

Children and grandchildren of active SPE-STX members are eligible for up to a $2,500 scholarship/yr.
Two scholarships per family can be received.
All qualified applicants will receive scholarships.

The requirements are:

  • Children or grandchildren should be a resident of Texas (the students can be attending school outside of Texas).
  • South Texas Section member must be a member of SPE and the South Texas SPE Section
  • South Texas Section member must be active in the section and have attended four section events during the application year (September 2021-May 2022)
  • Applications are now being accepted. Must be postmarked by July 1, 2022.

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