Society of Wood Science and Technology
51st Annual Convention
An Awards Presentation, business meeting, and lunch took place from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on November 11, 2008.
Distinguished Service Award - Alan A. Marra.
Presentation given by Douglas Gardner. "We Don't Make Wood, We Make Wood Better".
Fellow Award - Robert W. Rice
George G. Marra Award for Excellence in Writing
First Place --- Russell J. Chedgy, Paul I. Morris, Young Woon Lim, and Colette Breuil. "Black stain of western red cedar (Thuja plicata donn) by Aureobasidium pullulans: The role of weathering" published in 39(3).
Second Place --- Lori Elkins, Jeffrey J. Morrell, and Robert J. Leichti. "Establishing a through-boring pattern for utility poles" published in 39(4).
Honorable Mention --- Erin N. Anderson, Robert J. Leichti, Edward G. Sutt, Jr., and David V. Rosowsky. "Sheathing nail bending-yield stress: Effect on cyclic performance of wood shear walls" published in 39(4).
2007-2008 committee members were: Chair Ron Anthony, Tom Eberhardt, Lech Muszynski, and Paul Cooper.
Student Poster Competition Winners and Participants
Judges for the competition were: Jim Armstrong(Chair), Sue Anagnost, William Gacitua, and Russell Chedgy
1st place - Glorio Oporto, University of Maine. "Production and testing of wood plastic composites manufactured from hot water extracted wood".
2nd place - Sandeep Nair, University of Tennessee. "Evaluation of interphase properties in fiber reinforced polymer composite using atomic force acoustic microscopy (AFAM)".
3rd place - Zanin Kavazovic, Université Laval. "Sensitivity study of a numerical model of heat and mass transfer involved during the MDF hot pressing process".
For further information, please contact Vicki Herian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Concepción art gallery
U. del Bío-Bío, Maderas
Wood Engineering Bldg
Salto del Laja waterfalls
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