Established in 1979, the award is presented to individuals who have done the most to advance the standardization of copper and copper alloys.

Styers has been a member of ASTM International and Committee B05 since 1992 and currently  serves as first vice chairman of the main committee and chairs Subcommittee B05.94 on Strategic Planning. He received the B05 Award of Appreciation in 2007.

In addition to ASTM International, Styers is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.