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Student Poster Winners 2000

The 2000 Student Poster Competition was held on Saturday, June 17, 2000, at Harveys Resort Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The winners were:

First Place - $250 - Awarded to: Shane O'Neill
Advanced Engineered Wood Composites Center, University of Maine, Orono, M for his poster
"Effect of Various Chemical Additives on VOC Emissions from Southern Pine Flakeboard"

Second Place - $125 - Awarded to: Sang Yeob Lee
Forest Products Department, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID for his poster
""Influence of the surface morphology for the growth of transcrystalline layer (TCL) on the kraft pulp fibers"

Honorable Mention Awarded to:

  • Marie P. Laborie , "Morphology of the wood-phenol -formaldehyde (PF) interphase detected by solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)", Dept. of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • Jerone M. Gagliano , "Mode I fracture energy testing of adhesively bonded wood", Dept. of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

  • Nicole Robitaille Brown , "Establishing the location of the co-monomer n-methylolacrylamide with respect to the latex particles in crosslinking polyvinyl acetate adhesives", Dept. of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Other Participants were:

  • Roy C. Anderson, Oregon State University, "Use of Anti-Stain Chemical Treatments by the Western U.S. Softwood Lumber Industry, 2000"

  • Scott A. Bowe, Virginia Tech, "Assessing the Product Development Characteristics of Scanning and Optimizing Technology in the Hardwood Sawmill"

  • Aldo G. Cisternas, University of Idaho, "Mechanical Properties of Ponderosa Pine Dimension Lumber from Small-Diameter, Overstocked Stands in Arizona"

  • Charles Clement, Purdue University, "Digitized White Birch Database--It's Creation and Use"

  • Jonathan Dubroc, Louisiana State University, "An Economic Analysis of a Soybean Wax Firelog"

  • Hongmei Gu, VPI&SU, "Anisotropic 2D Transient Head Conduction Model for Lumber Drying"

  • Eva Haviarova, Purdue University, "Construction of School Furniture Prototypes in Costa Rica"

  • Rebecca F. Jennings, Michigan State University, "Influence of Free Copper on Fungal Growth"

  • Vladimir G. Kochkin, Virginia Tech, "Development of a Ready-to-Assemble Wood Framing System"

  • Michael J. Malmberg, VPI&SU, "Species Dependence of pMDI Adhesive Performance Between Southern Yellow Pine and Yellow Poplar"

  • David Olah, Virginia Tech, "Wood Material Use in the U.S. Cabinet Industry"

  • Keith A. Scott, Virginia Tech, "Measurement of Resin Distribution in MDF Fiber"

  • Cihat Tascioglu, University of Maine, "Effects of Preservative Treatments on FRP Reinforcement for Wood"

  • Ernesto Wagner, Oregon State University, "Green Advertising of Forest Products in the United States: A Content Analysis"

  • Shih-Yin Wu, University of Idaho, "Effect of Slope Aspect and Scanning Intensity on the Correlation Between Stress-Wave Speeds in Douglas-fir Trees and Lumber MOE"

  • Hwanmyeong Yeo, SUNY-ESF, "A Colorimetric Technique for Determining Surface Moisture Content and Mathematical Procedure to Evaluate Mass Transfer in Wood"

  • Jun Zheng, Virginia Tech, "Investigations into the Nature of PF/pMDI Hybrid Adhesives"

  • Balazs Zombori, VPI&SU, "Modeling the Hot-Compression of Wood-Based Composites"

Last updated: 10/23/00
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