Well, another month has passed as we move forward with an exciting year. Next month is the 59th International SWST Convention in Curitiba, Brazil. We have articles coming out in Wood and Fiber Science that are cutting edge in the field. Speaking of that, have you signed up to be a reviewer? If not you can do that here. Kepp and eye and and I am sure there is more to come. As always, if you have something you would like to put in the newsletter, just send it to me at clemsonforest@gmail.com and I will be happy to include ...

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We are just a little over a month away from the 58th International Convention Society of Wood Science & Technology in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.  I will be there and I hope to meet many of you.  I hope that your May is excellent! Dave

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Spring weather has partially arrived here in the Northern Hemisphere (in some locations), and that means that we are getting closer to the annual meeting.  This year’s meeting is being held in Grand Teton National park in the beautiful state of Wyoming.  You can look at the schedule of events here.   This year is going to be an amazing experience both because of the speakers that we have scheduled and the location.  I look forward to seeing you all there.

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I hope that everyone is having an exceptional start to September. Please be sure to click on the links below and to open the minutes from the SWST Business Meeting for changes to SWST. Kindest Regards, Dave

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The 57th SWST International Convention held in conjunction with: The 7th Wood Structure and Properties Conference and The 6th European Hardwood Conference finished last week and if you didn’t make it to Zvolen, you truly missed out. The conference was an amazing event with participants from 5 different continents. The location was amazing and the presentations touched on the cutting edge research in wood science and technology. Check the SWST website for more information.

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I hope that the first day of April finds you all well. As we move into the second quarter to 2014, think about resharpening the saw and your involvement with SWST. There are lots of oppurtunities, just check out SWST.org.

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For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring is on its way. After a rather cold winter I know many of our members are ready to see it go. I know this guy is: This year is shaping up to be an exciting one for SWST as we continue to gain international members and prepare for the conference in Zvolen, Slovakia. It will be an outstanding opportunity to meet with wood scientists from all over the world and to see Slovakia. I look forward to seeing you all there. Dave

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Happy Lunar New Year! (a little belated) Those of us in the Southern USA are finally thawing out some from our second polar vortex and working on plans for the coming year. One of those plans for me is to attend the 57th International Convention in Zvolen, Slovakia. It is going to be a great meeting that will give perspectives of wood utilization from around the world. Which brings up a interesting article that was passed on to me: The new retro: how Motorola brought wood back, literally. I would argue that wood hasn’t gone anywhere, but this is an ...

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I hope that the everyone North of the equator is having a great summer and everyone South of it is having a wonderful winter. There are some things to note: First the presentations from the annual meeting can be found here. Along with lots of other useful things from the meeting. Secondly, this is a challenge to all of those members in academia. Form student chapters of SWST at your institutions. Currently Mississippi State University is the only student chapter of the society. Finally, remember that next year’s annual meeting will be in Zvolen, Slovakia from Monday June 23 until Friday June 27, ...

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