This award recognizes outstanding contribution to the science and technology of fibrous materials by a Member. The award is given to a professionally active scientist, regardless of age. Each award is presented in honor of a Founding Member defined as President of the Fiber Society before 1959 (inclusive) or an Honorary Member of the Society.
Distinguished Achievement in Fiber Science
Distinguished Achievement 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.
Distinguished Service Award
Distinguished Service Recipients
This award is to recognize and honor Fiber Society Members who have made a significant impact on the Society, having provided outstanding service to the Society through exceptional short-term contributions or through sustained support of the Society.
Student Paper Competition and Award
Student Award Winners
The 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 who are active Members of the Fiber Society. The competition is held annually in conjunction with the fall conference of the Fiber Society.
Honorary membership in the Society may be extended to persons who have made outstanding contributions to the science or technology of fibrous materials. Honorary Members are exempt from annual dues and shall have all of the privileges of members except voting and holding office, unless they were regular members of the Society before their election to honorary membership.