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Student Poster Winners 2001

The 2001 Student Poster Competition was held on Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. Judges for the Competition were: Dan Dolan, Fran Wagner, and Mike Hunt.

The winners were:

First Place - $250 - Awarded to: Milan Sernek
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA for his poster
"Characterization and Bonding Performance of Inactivated Wood Surfae"

Second Place - $125 - Awarded to: Thaddeus J. Ryan
Washington State University, Pullman,WA for his poster
"Inter-Story Shear Transfer in Wood-Frame Buildings"

Other Participants were:

  • Aldo G. Cisternas, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, "Engineering Requirements of Structural Wood Composites for use in Structures"

  • Keshava Datta, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, "A Mathematical Model for 90-0 Woodcutting"

  • Edgar C. Deomano, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, "Mechanism of Flake Drying and its Correlation to Quality"

  • David C. Hennington, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, "Using External Indicators in Southern Yellow Pine Species (specifically Pinus taeda ) to Predict Lumber Quality"

  • Will Jones, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, "Calcium Borate Treated Waferboard"

  • Sang Yeob Lee, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, "Transcrystallization Initialized from Surface Characteristics of Thermomechanical Pulp (TMP) Fibers and its Influence in the Interfacial Strength"

  • Sunyoung Lee, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, "Leachability of Zinc Borate-Modified Oriented Strandboard (OSB) from Southern Wood Species"

  • Gan Li, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, "Static and Fatigue Strength of Dowel Joints Constructed of Pine Plywood"

  • Wei Li, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, "Technical Feasibility of Oriented Strandboard (OSB) Production from Recycled CCA-Treated Wood"

  • Yihai Liu, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, "Statistical Evaluation on Selected Properties of Parallel Strand Lumber"

  • William Parsons, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, "Energy-Based Modeling of Bolted Connection Performance in Hollow Sections"

  • Jim Skipper, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, "Direct Withdrawal of Staples in Three Common Hardwoods"

  • Ronnia Y. Vun, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, "Through-Thickness Ultrasonic Characterization of Wood and Agri-Fiber Composites"

  • Thomas Williams, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, "A Modified Six Sigma Approach to Improving the Quality of Hardwood Flooring"

  • Jun Zheng, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, "Fundamental Studies of PF/pMDI Hybrid Adhesives"

  • Balazs G. Zombori, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, "Modeling the Transient Effects during the Hot-Compression of Wood-Based Composites"

  • Xiaoqiu Zuo, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, "Optimizing Gang Ripsaw Fixed-Blade Arbor Spacing to Improve Rough Mill Conversion Efficiency"

Last updated: 10/17/01
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