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The GSDSEF would like to thank the many local and national Professional Societies and Organizations who support students in their endeavors.


They provide more than 150 special recognition awards and scholarships to students totaling over $20,000.

Each Professional Society or Organization determines their own judging standards based on their organization’s criteria and award projects accordingly.  Professional Societies and Organizations may choose for GSDSEF to distribute awards and scholarships or they may choose to award students at their society’s board meetings or banquets. See below for the list of the 2019 Professional Society Award Winners and a description of the awards.


Professional Society Awards:



If you would like your Professional Society or Organization to help support the GSDSEF, please contact Adina M. Sobo.


If you would like to register your Professional Society or Organization as a NEW organization in giving Special Awards and/or scholarships, you may use our online Registration form.


FAQ About Professional Society Judging at the GSDSEF

The GSDSEF appreciates the commitment to and support of science and engineering of the following Professional Societies, organizations  and Armed Forces of San Diego County and nationally. 


Professional Societies and Organizations List of 2019-2020

3-D Systems

Marine Technology Society

American Chemical Society

• American Psychological Association

Marine Technology Society

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, San Diego Section

American Society for Nondestructive Testing, San Diego Section

American Society of Civil Engineers

American Society of Materials International

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

Association of Women in Science, San Diego Chapter


Biophysical Society

Boyce Research Initiatives and Education Foundation

Buena Vista Audobon

Building Industry Association Cares

California Association of Professional Scientists

California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, San Diego District

California Environmental Health Association Southwest Chapter/County of San Diego

California School Nurses Organization of San Diego & Imperial County

City of San Diego, Dept. of Environmental Health

Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 14, San Diego

Fred H. Rohr - Collins Aerospace

Friends of Famosa Slough

General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation Advanced Materials Technology

Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis Club

Health Physics Society San Diego Chapter

Hillcrest-Mission Valley Lions Club

Human Factors in Ergonomics Society, San Diego Chapter

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

• JOURNYS - Journal of Youths in Science - Scripps Ranch High School Branch

Kaiser Permanente

Marine Technology Society

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Office of Naval Research Science and Technology (ONR)

Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation

Professional Engineers in California Government

San Diego Association for Rational Inquiry

San Diego Astronomy Association

San Diego Audubon Association

San Diego Chapter of Sigma Xi

San Diego Chapter of the American Statistical Association

San Diego Chapter of the International Dark Sky Association

San Diego Children and Nature Collaborative

San Diego Chinese American Science and Engineering Association

San Diego County Dental Society

San Diego County Optometric Society

San Diego County Pharmacists Association

San Diego County Veterinary Medical Association

San Diego County Water Authority

San Diego Dietetic Association

San Diego Horticultural Society

San Diego Mensa

• San Diego Nutrition Council

San Diego Oceans Foundation

• San Diego Psychological Association

San Diego Science Educators Association

San Diego Shell Club

San Diego Society of Health-System Pharmacists

San Diego Supercomputer at UCSD, Computational Science Award

San Diego Zoo Global

SeaWorld San Diego

Society of American Military Engineers

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Society of Fire Protection Engineers: San Diego and Inland Empire Chapter

Society of Toxicology: Southern California Regional Chapter

Society of Women Engineers, San Diego County Section


Taiwanese American Foundation of San Diego

Torrey Pines Docent Society

United States Air Force

WateReuse Association San Diego Regional Chapter

Yale Science and Engineering Association