Student Poster Fund


Any amount is welcome. You may select the type of your donation from the table below. All contributors will be recognized at all SWST Student Poster Competitions.

If your university, company, or association requires an official invoice before you can contribute, just let the Executive Office know and we will promptly send you one. If you have any questions or comments, please call Todd Shupe, Chair of SWST Student Poster Award Subcommittee, at 225-578-6432 or

Thank you for your support of our students.

Level Amount
Platinum $2,000 and up
Gold $1,000 to $1,999
Silver $500 to $999
Bronze $250 to $499
Contributing under $250

Past Donations

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Initial donations beginning in 1998 were generously contributed by:

  • California Cedar Products
  • Virginia Tech
  • Oregon State University

We are grateful for subsequent donations from:

  • APA -The Engineered Wood Association
  • Asian Woods
  • Company
  • Balazs Zombori
  • California Cedar Products
  • Entwood LLC
  • Forintek Canada
  • Corporation
  • Iowa State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • State University of New York (SUNY) ESF
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Idaho
  • Washington State University
  • Willamette Industries, Inc.

The purpose of the Student Poster Competition:

  1. Encourage student membership and participation in SWST
  2. Encourage student attendance at the SWST Annual meeting
  3. Recognize excellence in student research
  4. Improve the visibility of student research efforts

Current awards include:

  1. $500 for first place
  2. $250 for second place
  3. $125 for third place

Each winner also receives a laser plaque.