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.
The L. J. Markwardt Award may be presented based on any one of the following criteria:
RULES GOVERNING THE AWARD
• 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 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
(Name of Recipient)
President Chairman of the Board
In addition, and honorarium of $1000 shall be presented to the recipient.
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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