Special Awards

What’s New

Due to the effects of COVID-19. SEFH has decided to host a virtual fair for 2021. More details are forthcoming.

General Information

Each year more than 50 professional organizations, representing government, industry and education across a wide variety of scientific disciplines, affiliate with SEFH as Special Award Sponsors to provide awards from their respective organizations to the nearly 1000 students attending SEFH.

Special Award Agency (SAA) recruits their own judges to choose the winners of their awards. Please note that a judge cannot serve as both a special award judge and a grand award judge.

We recommend that each Special Award Organization provide a minimum of 3 judges, although the number of judges per organization varies with the scope of the awards to be given and the number of Finalists to be interviewed. Coordinators of Special Awards should keep in mind that judging at SEFH takes place over a relatively short period and a sufficient number of judges will make selecting winners a less arduous task.

Special Award Judges receive criteria and coordination instruction through the organization they are representing and its designated judging team leader. This team leader is responsible for establishing the final assignments of their judges.

New for 2021

SA Judging Procedure

Information regarding the Special Awarding Juding process is forthcoming!

If you have registered your organization to participate in 2021, please begin registering your judges here.

Signup for SA Judging

Registration Process

STEP 1: Agency Registration

STEP 2: Judge Registration

What’s New

Due to the effects of COVID-19. SEFH has decided to host a virtual fair for 2021. More details are forthcoming.



Directions and Parking

Due to the effects of COVID-19, SEFH 2021 will not be held at GRB. SEFH has decided to host a virtual fair. More details are forthcoming.

Please check back as we will be releasing more information in the coming months.

Special Awarding Agencies

SAA List 2020

  1. Sigma Xi: the Rice University / Texas Medical Center Chapter
  2. Water Environment Association of Texas
  3. Association of Women in Science (AWIS) Gulf Coast Houston Chapter
  4. American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  5. Houston Astronomical Society
  6. Health Physics Society/ State of Texas Chapter
  7. Consumer Energy Education Foundation (CEEF)
  8. Center for Innovations in Quality, Safety, and Effectiveness (IQuEST)
  9. Houston Baptist University
  10. CenterPoint Energy
  11. Society of Women Engineers-Houston Area Section (SWE-HA)
  12. Houston Illini Club
  13. Gulf Coast Safety & Training Group
  14. Jacobs
  15. American Industrial Hygiene Association
  16. American Institute of Chemical Engineers – South Texas Section
  17. Greater Houston Dental Society
  18. Harris County Medical Society/Houston Academy of Medicine
  19. Alumni Club of MIT
  20. The DiIorio Foundation
  21. Houston Geological Society
  22. Houston Geological Society
  23. Society of Petroleum Engineers Gulf Coast Section
  24. American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE)
  25. Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  26. University of Houston STEM Center
  27. ACEC Houston in coordination with Texas Engineering Research Forum
  28. Engineering Science Technology Council Houston
  29. Space Center Houston
  30. iYar Fine Arts
  31. Geophysical Society of Houston
  32. The Krishen Foundation for Arts and Sciences
  33. Sam Houston Area Council
  34. Rice University
  35. Rice Engineering Alumni
  36. International Society of Automation – Houston Section
  37. HCA Houston Healthcare


SAA List 2019




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