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2008 National Research Needs Assessment

Wood Science and Technology

Agenda

Time  Session Description
8:00

Welcome, introduction of committee, process, etc.

8:15

Overview of need for conference and desired outcomes

8:45

Overall group discussion of needs, benefits, vision, research drivers, and breakout topics 

10:00

Break

10:15

Breakout Session #1

11:00

Breakout Session #2

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Breakout Session #3

1:45

Breakout Session #4

2:30

Break

2:45

Summaries of Breakout Sessions

3:30

Identification of potential overarching research needs from Breakout Sessions information

4:30

Identification of next steps

5:00

Adjourn

Possible Breakout Session Topics:

  • Building Systems (NOTE: depends on whether or not ASCE audience attends)

  • Biomass to Energy, Biorefinery

  • Wood Quality

  • Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Bio-products

  • Durability, Protection

  • Fundamental Properties (chemistry, physics, anatomy, mechanics)

  • Marketing/Econ/Business

  • Fiber Supply

  • Advanced Processing

  • Education

  • Green Building/Green Products

  • Nanotechnology

  • Climate Change

  • Sustainability

  • Bio-products

 

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