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Society of Wood Science and Technology


SWST 47th Annual Meeting
June 27, 2004
Grand Rapids, Michigan

The 2004 SWST Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, June 27, 2004 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the Pantlind Room at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. The technical session, titled "Better Ways to Connect: Going Beyond the Technical Report",was held from 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

Click here to view the program (PDF).

An Awards Presentation took place from 11:00 am to 11:45 am. Awards which were presented:

  1. Distinguished Service Award - Geza Ifju and Helmuth Resch

  2. Fellows Award - Jim Bowyer and Robert Youngs received the first Fellows Award

  3. George G. Marra Award for Excellence in Writing

    • Zombori, Balazs G.; Kamke, Frederick A.; and Watson, Layne T., "Simulation of the internal conditions during the hot-pressing process", Volume 35(1): 2-23 -- First Place

    • Green, David W. and Evans, James W, "Effect of low relative humidity on properties of structural lumber products", Volume 35(2): 247-265 -- Honorable Mention

    • Stark, Nicole M. and Rowlands, Robert E., "Effectso of wood fiber characteristics on mechanical properties of wood/polypropylene composites", Volume 35(2): 167-174 -- Honorable Mention

  4. International Visiting Scientist Award - Lech Muszynski traveled to Sweden on this award.

  5. Student Poster Competition Winners - Judges for the competition were: Don Bender, Barb Gartner, Armando McDonald and Fran Wagner.

    1st place - Darren Riedlinger, Virginia Tech
    2nd place - Jerome Alteyrac, Universite Laval
    3rd place - Diogo Baptista,
    University of Maine

The Annual Business Meeting ran from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm (along with lunch).
Click here to see the minutes from the meeting. (PDF)

Joint Society of Wood Science and Technology/Forest Products Society events were as follows:

  • Plenary Sessions from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

  • International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS) Lecture, A Compilation of Micrographs on Wood and Wood Products," by Norman P. Kutscha from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Technical Forum and Student Posters from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

  • Joint SWST/FPS Host Reception from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Also included in this year's registration was a Monday afternoon Tutorial/Workshop entitled "Surface Chemistry and Wood Finishes" which was held starting with coffee and registration at 1:30 p.m. on June 28 in the Gerald R. Ford Room at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, and concluded by 3:30 p.m.
Click here to view the program

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