Archive for November, 2016
Each year, it is the President’s duty to chair the awards ceremony during the Annual Meeting, in which the contributions of the officers, committees, SIMB staff and a select group of our colleagues are recognized. The ceremony is culminated when the President-Elect recognizes the outgoing President’s contributions and service to the Society. As I took my turn to participate in this ceremony and to recognize Scott Baker for his service to the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, it became apparent that more than a dozen of my predecessors were in attendance. There were also many other past and present officers, committee members and program chairs in the audience, each of whom had contributed to the success and longevity of the SIMB. It is this long history of continued involvement and shared stewardship that makes the SIMB unique among professional and scholarly societies.
The Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIMB) is now accepting nominations for our various awards honoring individuals and companies for their achievements in the fields of microbiology and biotechnology. These awards are presented each year at the SIMB Annual Meeting and Exhibition. For more information on these awards and how to make a nomination, please visit www.simbhq.org/about-simb/simb-awards.