SWST Fellow Award

Qualifications and Procedures for Nomination

Recipients

Purpose: To recognize significant contributions to the wood science and technology profession and service to the Society by SWST members.

Fellow Qualifications: The criteria for election to the distinction of SWST Fellow are significant contributions to the Society of Wood Science and Technology and the wood science and technology profession while being a voting member of SWST.

  • Significant contributions to the Society of Wood Science and Technology include activities that demonstrate continuing commitment and leadership to SWST. Leadership commitment should include some of the following; (1) Past president of SWST; (2) election to SWST Board of Directors for two terms; or (3) numerous terms of service, including committee chair or committee member.
  • Significant professional accomplishments include refereed publications and professional presentations that advance wood science and technology at the regional, national, or international area over a 15-year period.
  • Promoting the Profession.

An SWST member may be nominated for the membership rank of SWST Fellow by any other SWST voting member. The nomination will be reviewed by the Past President’s Council. The Council will make recommendation to the Executive Board by March 1 of each year. Election to the rank of SWST Fellow will require a majority vote of the SWST Board of Directors.

All future DSA recipients can be considered for Fellow status, and all Past Presidents can be considered for Fellow status in the sixth year following their term of service (i.e., immediately after they rotate off the DSA Subcommittee.)

All nominations for the rank of SWST Fellow must be forwarded to the SWST Executive Director and must include a letter of nomination and a resume with SWST and wood science and technology professional contributions by the nominee. All members elected to the membership rank of SWST Fellow will be announced at the annual meeting and presented an appropriate plaque by the SWST president.