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Student Poster Winners 2002

The 2002 Student Poster Competition was held on Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Monona Terrace Conventional Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin. Judges for the Competition were: Bruce Cutter, Steve Verrill, and Robert Meyer.

The winners were:

First Place - $250 - Awarded to: Iris Vazquez-Cooz, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York.
for her poster "A Differential Staining Method to Identify Libriform Fibers and Their Lignification in Normal and Tension Wood of Red and Sugar Maple."

Second Place - $125 - Awarded to: Patrick Rappold, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, New York.
for his poster "An Investigation of the Relationship Between Harvest Season, Log Age, and Drying Schedule on the Coloration of Hard Maple Lumber."

Other Participants were:

  • Roy C. Anderson, Oregon State University, "Analysis of end-use consumer response to certified forest products"

  • Aldo G. Cisternas, University of Idaho, "Engineering Requirements of Structural Wood Components for Use in Light-Frame Residential Structures"

  • David B. DeVallance, Oregon State University, "Relating Douglas-Fir plywood glue-bond performance to lathe check characteristics and veneer roughness"

  • Mark Gagnon, Pennsylvania State University, "Effects of leader-member exchange in a wood production environment"

  • David Harper, Washington State University, "Characterization of the wood-polypropylene interphase with the addition of a coupling agent and processing aids"

  • Elena Kultikova, Virginia Tech, "Modeling mechanical properties of OSB"

  • Reiner M. Leschinsky, Penn State University, "Investigation of motivators of wood products industry employees and differences between generations"

  • Pascal Nzokou, Michigan State University, "Evaluation of extractives from African Padauk for protection of a non decay resistant species"

  • Scott Renneckar, Virginia Tech, "Microscopy: Advances in technology and applications for wood science"

  • Roger Sathre, University of Idaho, "Improving the performance of hardwood journal bearings"

  • Yijun Tang, Michigan State University, "Residual copper in water-borne copper naphthenate treated southern yellow pine"

  • Adam M. Taylor, Oregon State University, "Extractive content of Douglas-fir heartwood in relation to thinning"

  • William T. Y. Tze, University of Maine, "A study of strain distributions at the cellulose-fiber/polymer interphase using a Raman micro-spectroscopic technique"

  • Ernesto Wagner, Oregon State University, "Identifying key competitive advantages using quality function deployment: listening to the customer"

  • Vikram Yadama, Washington State University, "Characterization and modeling of oriented strand lumber (OSL)"

  • Xiaoqiu Zuo, North Carolina State University, "Applying a mixture design to solve the least costs grade mix problem"

Last updated: 10/7/02
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