Nelson E. Houser was recognized as the first recipient of the AATCC Education Award at the AATCC International Conference held March 26 in Savannah, Ga.
The award was created to recognize AATCC members who have contributed extensively to the educational activities of the organization. Recipients will have made outstanding contributions to education and training activities, initiated new educational programs and content, and generously and repeatedly volunteered their time to educate others.
One of Houser’s contributions to education was the creation of AATCC’s webinars on various topics of interest to members. A member of AATCC since 1965, and president from 1997–98, he has served as chair of AATCC’s Education Advisory Board and Chemical Applications Interest Group, and served as member of the Intersectional Technical Paper Competition, Subjects and Speakers Bureau and Textile Education committees.