The Student Activities Committee’s role is to continue the formation and operation of student branches, coordinate and promote awards and scholarships, recruit new student members, and to engage with K-12 students to promote interest in STEM.

2018 ASHRAE Summer Conference Travel Grants

The 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Houston, TX from June 23rd to the 27th, and the Golden Gate chapter is awarding travel grants to up to THREE lucky students! The Annual Conference is not only a great opportunity to learn about innovative HVAC & R technologies, but also to meet future colleagues and employers from around the globe all while exploring a new city. Each travel grant is worth up to $1,250. Hope to see you there!

Click here to apply by 5:00 pm on April 27, 2018. Contact the Scholarship and Grants Lead, Richard Paillon, at with any questions. 

Learn more about the 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference

Student Members

Benefits for student members include:

  • Scholarships
  • Travel grants for summer and winter ASHRAE conference*
  • Attendance at monthly chapter meetings

Join ASHRAE and the Golden Gate Chapter as a student member today! If you are a student at a school without an active ASHRAE chapter, contact us for help to start a chapter.


We are available to provide:

  • ASHRAE and HVAC & R related presentations. Ideal for colleges, universities, & high schools
  • Hands-on STEM activities. Ideal for K-8 classes.

Golden Gate ASHRAE Chapter Region

Outreach for student activities are focused on schools located within the geographical region covered by the Golden Gate Chapter. These counties include:

  • Alameda (except Livermore)
  • Contra Costa
  • Del Norte
  • Humboldt
  • Lake
  • Marin
  •  Mendocino
  •  Napa
  •  San Francisco
  •  San Mateo
  •  Solano
  •  Sonoma

 Counties not listed here fall under neighboring chapters, including San Jose, Sierra Delta, and Sacramento Valley.

To learn more, become a student member, join the SA Committee, or for any other inquiries, contact the Student Activities Chair at at