AWARDS & HONORS

The SPE Composites Division sponsors or co-sponsors two industry awards. To recognize significant contributions in the areas of composites education, research, development and marketing, the Composites Division annually gives two awards:

The Composites Division is also proud to promote its members who have been selected for recognition of their significant contribution over the long term to the formation, growth and organization of the Division and SPE International. Numerous Division members have been selected for the status of:

A list of recognized members and details of the selection criteria for each honor can be found on the Honored Members page.

 

NEWS

 

AWARD REQUIREMENTS

Award Description/Requirements Amount Total
(max, annual)
ACCE Graduate Scholarships*
  • Two for full time grad students + one grad or undergrad attending school in Michigan
  • Students in good standing and pursuing a degree in Polymer Science, Composites, Plastics or a related Engineering discipline
  • A two-page essay is required showing planned work and how it will benefit composites in an automotive or other ground transportation application
  • A letter of recommendation from the student's advisor or mentor is also required
  • Recipients are required to present their research project at the next ACCE conference

3x$2000 (awards)

3x$500 (travel)

$7500
Harold Giles Scholarships
  • Two awards presented to one undergraduate and one graduate student
  • An essay documenting experience in the composites industry is required (courses taken, research conducted or jobs held)
  • Winners are typically students who not only maintained a good grade point average but also served their community, had some experience in the composite area, and are backed by solid reference letters from former professors and employers

2x$3500 (awards)

Increased by $1000

$8000
Student Travel Award
  • The student must attend ANTEC 2018 to either present a paper or poster
  • The two winners are selected based on a 250-word abstract describing their composites research
  • No shows will receive no award
2x$1500 (travel + awards) $3000
Dr. Jackie Rehkopf Scholarships*
  • A single full time graduate student or two undergraduate students if no graduate students qualify
  • Focus should be on research activities targeted to ground transportation composite technology
  • Students must be in good academic standing and pursuing a degree in Polymer Science, Composites, Plastics or a related Engineering discipline
  • A 2-page essay is required showing planned work and how it will benefit composites in an automotive or other ground transportation application
  • A letter of recommendation from the student's advisor or mentor is also required
  • Scholarship recipients are required to present work at an SPE technical conference and/or have it published in an SPE technical journal

1x$5000 OR 2x$2500 (awards)

Increased by $1000

$6000
Educator of the Year
  • Someone in the educational field (high school, university or college-level)
  • Has made a significant contribution to the training of students in the composites area. E.G.:
    • the creation of new educational programs
    • the development of new pedagogical tools
    • motivating students to enter the composites sector
  • Selection will be based on contributions made during the previous year
  • Must submit a nomination form and two letters of support
  • They must also be part of the special Composite Educator session during ANTEC
$2500 (award) $2500
Total: $27,000