Doctoral or Masters Student Recruitment-Fall 2016 Forest Products Marketing & Business Development School of Renewable Natural Resources Louisiana State University Agricultural Center  For FALL 2016, The Louisiana Forest Products Development Center at Louisiana State University is soliciting graduate research applications for either a M.S. (2 years) or Ph.D. (4 years) degree candidate to work with Dr. Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center and Crosby Land & Resources Endowed Professor of Forest Sector Business Development. The Forest Products and Business Development Program offers a multi-disciplinary approach that provides students an opportunity to develop practical skills and academic depth in ...

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In five days the 58th Annual International Convention will begin, and I, Like many of you will be there to see the latest research in our field and to see what’s on the horizon.  The convention is a great place to meet up with colleagues from all over the world.  This year the event is being held in a National Park (Grand Teton National Park).  Hope to see you there.

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Renewable Materials and the Bio-Economy: SWST 2015 International Convention June 7-12, 2015 Our moderators and workshop instructors hail from all over the globe, as do our speakers (light colored countries in the figure). Our sessions are summarized below. Biomass chemistry for a greener environment Design for environment: use of renewable materials Wood-based green fuels and chemicals Biomass energy: innovations, economic realities, and public perception Nano to macro scale wooden composites Timber physics from 1 µm to 10 m Novel techniques for a new era of wood construction Wood quality and improvement Fiber properties chain: from cell wall to end products ...

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This year we lost our good friend Tom Maloney after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Everyone who knew Tom is saddened by this passing of a truly great man. After consulting with Tom’s family, we all agreed that an endowed scholarship would be a fitting tribute to honor Tom’s commitment to education as we know he would be pleased to help deserving graduate students working in the field of wood composites and engineering. It is our intent to create the Thomas M. Maloney Graduate Scholarship with a goal of raising at least $100,000 for this endowment. If you ...

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Overview of Wednesday, June 10, Potential Activities Official Guest Tours are not provided by SWST, but many options await you. Jackson Lake Lodge Group Activities for a Fee Snake River Wild and Scenic Rafting Trips (with or  without lunch or dinner) Horseback Riding Jackson Lake Cruise (cruise only, Breakfast Cruise, Dinner Cruise) Lake Fishing and Boat and Kayak Rentals Golf and Tennis at nearby Jackson Hole Grand Teton 1/2 day Park Tour Yellowstone Park Full Day Tour (reservations required 30 days prior to arrival to guarantee availability) To inquire about cost and/or to book your activities, call 800-628-9988 or 307-543-3005 ...

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Conference Topics • Wood Structure and Properties • Wood Drying and Heat Treatments • Mechanical Wood Processing • Surface Quality • Wood-Based Materials • Wood Preservation, Modification, Gluing and Coating • Conservation-Restoration of Wooden Objects • Furniture Design • Wood Constructions • Computer-Aided Engineering in Wood Industry • Renewable Energy from Wooden Biomass • Economics in Wood Industry  More

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December 5, 2014 Daily News MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s high quality hardwoods, beautiful pines and skilled workforce helped the state secure the top ranking nationwide in wood furniture manufacturing employment. While other states saw wood furniture industry employment decline, Wisconsin manufacturers increased employment slightly, to 4,144 in 2013, up from 4,040 in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly census of employment and wages. The employment category covers non-upholstered wood furniture. “We’re pleased to see Wisconsin forest product businesses succeed in the face of stiff competition from overseas,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Our sustainably managed ...

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Specialist Packaging Materials and Technologies Paper Nestle Research Center (PDF)

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The National Museum of Forest Service History presents… Our first Virtual Museum Exhibit on the Madison River Canyon Earthquake in 1959. See pictures, watch videos and read stories from the survivors! “First came the earthquake. Then the mountain collapsed into the canyon. And after that came a wave of water.” www.forestservicemuseum.org

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The Northern Research Station will soon advertise for a GS-460-11/12 research position with the National Woodland Owner Survey (NWOS; www.fia.fs.fed.us/nwos), a project of the Forest Inventory and Analysis program (FIA; http://nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/). This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position. It is expected that this position will be officially advertised in September 2014 with an anticipated reporting date in early 2015. The position is a full-time permanent, research position. The successful candidate will be a member of the NWOS and Family Forest Research Center (FFRC; www.familyforestresearchcenter.org) teams with responsibilities ...

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