Special Awards

Harald Biessmann Memorial Award

Dr. Harald Biessmann was a molecular biochemist who made major contributions to our understanding of telomere structure and function in the model organism Drosophila melanogaster.  In the mosquito Anopheles Gambia, he studied how mosquitoes find the humans for their blood meal. This research project was actually the result of a science project that his son did

Los Angeles Society of Petroleum Engineers

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is the preeminent technical professional society for petroleum and other engineering disciplines engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. SPE is a non-profit organization with over 50,000 members world-wide, 650 in the L.A. Basin Section.  SPE is dedicated to the advancement of technology to develop

Energy Coalition

The Energy Coalition empower communities to leap into the future of clean energy. They bring ideas, technology, and expertise to public agencies, businesses, educators and more. They are creating the building blocks for a new energy economy and envision a future in which communities are energy-producing networks and clean energy is affordable and accessible for

California Water Environment Association (CWEA)

CWEA increases the effectiveness of California’s water environment professionals through education, certification, and promotion of sound policies to benefit society by protecting the water environment. They oversee the selection of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. Website: https://www.cwea.org/

California Association of Professional Scientists

CAPS Science Achievement Award is given to the project in 7th-11th grade that demonstrates excellence in one of the areas of science that CAPS members represent. Winners are given the option to move on to the Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Competition that will culminate in an event in Sacramento in the Fall. Students who receive

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

The nonprofit American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society serving the aerospace profession. Its mission is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. AIAA is a global organization with nearly 30,000 individual professional members, over 50

American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC), Southern California Section

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is the principal association of professional laboratory scientists – including MDs, PhDs and medical technologists.  AACC’s members develop and use chemical concepts, procedures, techniques and instrumentation in health-related investigations, and work in hospitals, independent laboratories and the diagnostics industry worldwide.  The AACC provides national leadership in advancing the

American Chemical Society

The American Chemical Society is the world’s largest scientific society with 155,000 members representing a wide range of disciplines of chemists, chemical engineers, and technicians.  The organization promotes the public’s perception and understanding of chemistry through public outreach programs, and provides career development assistance for science professionals.  The Orange County Section has over 1,300 members.