In 2009 Lewis Jordan and Ray Souter started the Mike Strub Challenge
contest, to honor Mike Strub's inquisitory mind, tenacity in pursuing forest
related questions, and not the least, its kindness. In 2012, John-Paul
McTeague introduced two awards dedicated to the people who impressed the
Southern Mensuerationists Annual Meeting audience. The two awards are
dedicated to the best presentation of a student and the best presentation
of a researcher. Because the two awards are decided at the end of the
meeting, the awards are given during the following annual meeting.
In 2013 Dr. Strimbu proposed a new award, called "SOMENS Achievement
Award", which honors people that contributed significantly to quantitative
southern forestry. The award aims at senior researchers that are associated
with the Southern Mensurationists group and have shaped the forest research
of/from the southern region of the USA. Starting with 2013 the best poster
award was also given.