L.J. Markwardt Award - Guidelines

    L.J. MARKWARDT AWARD

    The L. J. Markwardt Award is presented not more frequently than once a year to an author(s) of a technical paper, published by ASTM, of outstanding merit in the field of wood, wood fibers, wood base materials, and adhesives or for leadership in these or wood research projects. The award, established in 1968, honors L. J. Markwardt, a past member and President (now Chairman) of the ASTM Board of Directors and an Honorary Member of the organization. The award was intended to encourage research and the promotion of knowledge of wood, wood fibers, wood base materials, and the technology of adhesives and bonding as related to wood utilization, to the end that the resources of forest products may be used more efficiently and serve mankind.

    CRITERIA

    The L. J. Markwardt Award may be presented based on any one of the following criteria:

    • Any outstanding technical paper published by ASTM in the field of wood, wood fibers, and wood base materials. An outstanding technical paper published by ASTM on improvements and developments in test methods in these areas.
    • An outstanding technical paper published by ASTM relating to advances in the technology of adhesives and techniques in bonding in which some phases of wood utilization depend.
    • Leadership in these fields or in significant wood research projects or programs, with or without respect to specific published papers.

    RULES GOVERNING THE AWARD

    • The award shall be administered by the L. J. Markwardt Award Subcommittee of Committee D07 consisting of three members of ASTM appointed for three-year, staggered terms. Appointments to the committee are made by the President through the Staff Manager no later than 1 January of each year. The senior member of the committee shall act as the chairman.
    • Members of the Committee on Publications are not eligible to serve on the Award Subcommittee.
    • The Award Subcommittee shall review between 1 January and 30 June of each year, eligible papers published by ASTM in the previous calendar year. Preprints shall not be eligible for consideration as a publication.

    • Alternately, in the absence of a suitable ASTM published paper during any given year, or at the discretion of that subcommittee, the Award Subcommittee shall select a recipient in recognition of distinguished contributions to the knowledge of wood as an engineering material by an individual without respect to specific papers. Nominations may be sent to the Award Subcommittee via letter to the Awards Administrator for forwarding to the subcommittee. The letter shall contain documentation of the candidate's contributions and must be received at Headquarters no later than 30 June for consideration during that calendar year. Both members and nonmembers of ASTM are eligible for the award.

    THE AWARD

    The award shall consist of a shadow box plaque with green velvet background containing a bronze bas-relief portrait medallion of L. J. Markwardt, a bronze ASTM logo disc, and a bronze plate suitable for engraving. The plate shall be engraved with the following wording:

    L. J. MARKWARDT AWARD

    Recognizing distinguished contribution to the knowledge of

    wood as an engineering material as related to improved

    utilization efficiency of this renewable resource is

    presented to

    (Name of Recipient)

    (Citation)

    (Year)

    (Signature)                                (Signature)

    President                            Chairman of the Board

    In addition, and honorarium of $1000 shall be presented to the recipient.

    FUNDING

    The L. J. Markwardt Award was made possible through a gift from L. J. Markwardt. All charges for the award shall be levied against Committee D07.


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