Annual Director’s Awards Presented

Award recipient Ron Sabo (left) explains a composites research project to USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie.

Award recipient Ron Sabo (left) explains a composites research project to USDA Under Secretary Robert Bonnie.

Michael T. Rains, Director of the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) and Northern Research Station (NRS), presented the 2014 Director’s Awards to seven deserving employees of the two¬†world-class research hubs.

Rains congratulated the recipients on their outstanding work and commented that their dedication is what elevates Forest Service research from “good to great.”

 

FPL's Richard Reiner (right) with former USDA Under Secretary Harris Sherman.

FPL’s Richard Reiner (right) with former USDA Under Secretary Harris Sherman.

Ron Sabo (FPL) and Chris Woodall (NRS) received the Distinguished Science Award, and the Scientific Support Award was presented to Richard Reiner (FPL) and Frederica Wood (NRS). The Multicultural Achievement Award went to Shaneka Lawson (NRS), and the 2014 Early Career Scientist Award was presented to Grant Domke (NRS). The Safety Culture Award was given to the FIA Data Collection Group (NRS).

Congratulations to all the well-deserving Director’s Award recipients.