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.

2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference Travel

The 2019 ASHRAE Annual Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA from January 14-16th, and the Golden Gate chapter is awarding travel grants to up to TWO 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 November 14, 2018. Contact the Scholarship and Grants Lead, Richard Paillon, at with any questions. 

Learn more about the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Society Scholarships (Deadline November 14th)

The application deadline for the ASHRAE Society scholarships is rapidly approaching. There are several opportunities for undergraduate and high school senior students to be awarded scholarships and grants. Visit the Student Zone of the ASHRAE website for more information on the selection process, criteria, and tips and tricks for applicants. We encourage all our Golden Gate members to pass these opportunities along to any students you know that could benefit from this ASHRAE support!

See the following for more information:

The scholarship application can be found here:

2019 Golden Gate Chapter Scholarships (Deadline February 22, 2019)

The Golden Gate Chapter of ASHRAE will distribute as much as $49,000 in scholarships to our student members.  This breaks down to:

  • Eric T Andresen Memorial Scholarship Fund (eleven scholarships) - $45,000
  • Golden Gate Chapter Student Scholarship (two scholarships) -  $4,000

The Applications for the two types of scholarships can be found at the following links:

Eric T Andresen Memorial Scholarship Fund

Golden Gate Chapter Student Scholarship

Contact Richard Paillon ( with any questions.

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