Alex Thomas, field and special projects lead for the Compost Manufacturing Alliance, and Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, was just awarded the American Standards and Testing Methods (ASTM) International Graduate Scholarship award. In his work at Stevens Point and CMA, Alex has been actively involved in ASTM, and he chairs the D34 Waste Management sub-committee Treatment, Recovery, and Reuse. He is working with other committee members to develop an ASTM field disintegration testing standard. The $10,000 scholarship will help fund ongoing education and studies related to the composting and the important work the ASTM does to set lab standards for a variety of practices and materials.