Founder's Award Founder's Award Recipients
Distinguished Achievement in Fiber Science Dist Achieve Recipients
The Society sponsors an Award for Distinguished Achievement in Fiber Science. This Award is presented to individuals under the age of 40 (in the year of the award) who have made significant contributions to the field. It is intended to recognize early achievement and to stimulate continuing commitment to the science, engineering and technology of fibers and fiber based products.
Student Paper Competition and Award Student Award WinnersThe Society sponsors a student paper competition in order to encourage participation by graduate students in the Society conference activities. The competition is open to graduate students mentored by faculty (professors) who of the Members of the Fiber Society. The competition is held annually in conjunction with a conference of the Fiber Society. The rules, timing and venue of the competition is announced by the Chair of the Student Paper Competition and Award committee annually. Please stay tuned or contact the Chair of the Committee.
Each year, the Fiber Society nominates two individuals―one from industry and one from academia―to speak at selected colleges and universities. The intent of the lectureship is to acquaint students and members of faculty with the scientific challenges and opportunities in the areas of fiber science, engineering, and technology.
Honorary Membership Honorary Members
The Society awards Honorary Membership to Members of the Society (for at least ten years) in recognition of life-long contributions to the field.
Emeritus Membership Emeritus Members
Society awards Emeritus Membership in recognition of contributions to
the field. The Emeritus Member has all the privileges of membership,
without payment of dues, provided the member has reached the age of 65
or retired from gainful occupation.