Society Awards

    ASTM International Society Awards are created by the ASTM International Board of Directors to meet specific recognition needs which have broad applications to the overall Society and therefore cannot be addressed by individual technical committees. A list and description of all ASTM International Society Awards follows.

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    Award of Merit

    The Award of Merit was established in 1949 by the ASTM International Board of Directors and is the highest society award granted to an individual member for distinguished service and outstanding participation in ASTM International committee activities. Recipients also receive the honorary title of Fellow. Details »

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    W.T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award

    The W. T. Cavanaugh Memorial Award is granted to a person of widely recognized eminence in the voluntary standards system who may or may not be a member of ASTM International. The title of Honorary Member is bestowed upon recipients of the award. No more than two award recipients shall be named in a calendar year. This award, established in 1987, honors W. T. Cavanaugh who firmly established ASTM International as the world leader in the development and dissemination of voluntary consensus standards during his service as Chief Executive Officer from 1970 until his death in 1985. Details »

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    Charles B. Dudley Medal Award

    Established in 1925 by ASTM International in commemoration of the Society's first President, Charles B. Dudley, in order to stimulate research leading to standardization, extend knowledge in a specific field of interest to the Society, and recognize meritorious contributions to the publications of the Society. Details »

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    Journal of Testing and Evaluation Award

    The Award for the Outstanding Article in the Journal of Testing and Evaluation (JOTE) is presented not more frequently than once a year to the author(s) of an outstanding full-length paper (research, application, review, interlaboratory report, test procedure, or case study) published in JOTE during the previous calendar year. Each author is recognized by the Society's Committee on Publications (COP) for making a significant contribution toward a particular field of interest to ASTM International. Established in 1988, the award is intended to stimulate interest in the Journal's objectives, enhance the overall quality of the papers submitted to the Journal, and recognize exceptional contributions. Details »

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    Robert J. Painter Memorial Award

    An award for meritorious service is presented to the person contributing the most outstanding service in a given year in the field of standards. The original ASTM International-SES Award was established in 1956. The name was changed to the one now in use in 1978, and it is administered by the Standards Engineering Society. Details »

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    Walter C. Voss Award

    An award presented to an engineer or scientist, inside or outside the Society, who has contributed notably to the knowledge in the field of building technology, with emphasis upon materials used which constitute significant advances or innovations. The award was established in 1962 and is administered by a special Voss Award Committee. Details »

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    The ASTM President’s Leadership Award

    The ASTM President’s Leadership Award was established by the ASTM Board of Directors in 2007 to recognize extraordinary leadership within the first five years of an individual’s association with ASTM International. Details »

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