Kristin Sample-Lord Receives Two Service Awards

Dr. Virginia Smith (left) and Dr. Kristin Sample-Lord (right) at Villanova's graduation ceremony.

PHOTO: Dr. Virginia Smith (left) and Dr. Kristin Sample-Lord (right) at Villanova’s graduation ceremony. Dr. Smith received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Teaching award while IGS-NA President-Elect Dr. Sample-Lord received the Mid-Career Service Award.

Recognitions for career activity are pouring in for Dr. Kristin Sample-Lord, P.E.–IGS North America’s President-Elect. Dr. Sample-Lord has received two awards just this month:

  • The IGS Chapter Service Award
  • Villanova University’s Mid-Career Service Award

IGS Chapter Service Award

At GeoAmericas 2024 in Toronto this month, the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) recognized members from IGS Chapters in the Americas for their beneficial impact on chapter initiatives. Only one person per chapter can receive the Chapter Service Award. In the Americas, the awards are given out every four years at the GeoAmericas conference.

IGS North America recognized Dr. Sample-Lord for her leadership in the on-going Testing Innovation Fellowship program, which provides research stipends to students whose work can help expedite a new or revised standard with ASTM International Committee D35 on Geosynthetics. The fellowship program is jointly supported by IGS North America, the Geosynthetic Institute (GSI), and Committee D35.

Villanova’s Mid-Career Service Award

The Mid-Career Service Award recognizes faculty members who “have made extraordinary contributions to the welfare and functioning of their departments, colleges, the University, and their profession.” Dr. Sample-Lord is an Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair in Villanova’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Only one Mid-Career Service Award is given out per year.

Villanova presented Dr. Sample-Lord with the honor’s medallion during the recent graduation ceremony.


Congratulations KSL on the awards! Well deserved.