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Society of Wood Science and Technology

2007 50th Anniversary Annual Convention
June 10th, 2007
Knoxville, Tennessee

The 2007 SWST Annual Convention took place on Sunday, June 10th, 2007 in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the Hilton Hotel.

There was a full day Symposium on "Advanced Analytical Tools for the Wood Industry".  The session ran from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and again from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Knoxville Convention Center. SWST also held a concurrent "Analytical Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors Exhibit Forum" and a "Poster Session on Applications of Advanced Analytical Tools for Lignocellulosic Materials".

Click here to view the program (PDF).

An Awards Presentation, business meeting, and lunch took place from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.  A special presentation was given by Robert Youngs, "Founding a Society: Reminiscences of the Conception and Birth of SWST."  Awards presented were:

  1. Distinguished Service Award -  A. William Boehner

  2. Fellows Award - H. Michael Barnes and W. Ramsay Smith

  3. George G. Marra Award for Excellence in Writing

    1st place - John A. Nairn, "Numerical simulations of transverse compression and densification in wood" in  38(4).

    2nd place - R. Cristian Neagu, E. Kristofer Gamstedt, Mikael Lindstrom, "Characterization methods for elastic properties of wood fibers from mats for composite materials" published in 38(1).

    Honorable Mention  - Mohammed Jahangir, A. Chowdhury and Philip E. Humphrey, "The effect of sequential ammonia and methyl formate injection on the strength development of phenol-formaldehyde bonds to wood"  published in 38(2).

  4. Student Poster Competition Winners and Participants - Judges for the competition were: Alain Cloutier (Chair), Adam Taylor, Rod Stirling and Bob Seavey

    1st place - Joseph Jakes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    2nd place - Zhiyuan Lin, Virginia Tech

    3rd place - Chris Gabrielli, Oregon State University

The Annual Business Meeting ran from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (along with lunch). Click here to see the minutes from the meeting. (PDF)

  • Exhibitor Forum and Student Poster Competition was held from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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

* * Click here to view Proceedings


Last updated: 7/17/07
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