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Society of Wood Science and Technology

1998 Annual Meeting
June 21, 1998
Merida, Mexico


The 1998 SWST Annual Meeting took place on Sunday, June 21, 1998 in Merida, Mexico. at the Fiesta American Hotel. The technical session, titled "Wood Products Industry in the 21st Century: Knowledge, Technology and Workforce Training Needs", was held from 8:00 am to 10:45 am, in the Yucatan III Room. Click here to view the Program (PDF)

From the Technical Session we have two presentations online - One from Gabriel Treviso on "Knowledge and Technology Needs for the Mexican Wood Products Industry" and Gilbert Comstock on
"Wood Products Industry Needs for Education in the 21st Century".

An Awards Presentation took place from 10:45 am to 11:45 am. Awards which were presented included:

  1. Distinguished Service Award
    • Steve Sinclair (posthumously)
    • Everett Ellis

  2. George G. Marra Award for Excellence in Writing
    • John W. Stelmokas, Audrey G. Zink, and Joseph R. Loferski, "Image Correlation Analysis of Multiple-Bolt Wood Connections", 29(3)--First Place
    • Stefan Zauscher and Philip E. Humphrey, "Orienting Lignocellulosic Fibers and Particles by Means of a Magnetic Field", 29(1)--Second Place
    • Dongjin Song and Simon Ellis, "Localized Properties in Flakeboard: A Simulation Using Stacked Flakes", 29(4)--Honorable Mention
    • Ying H. Chui and Chun Ni, "Load-Embedment Response of Timber to Reversed Cyclic Load", 29(2)--Honorable Mention

  3. Student Poster Competition winners and participants

  4. International Visiting Scientist Award - John N. Saddler, University of British Columbia, going to Australia
    and New Zealand ($2000 award)

The Annual Business Meeting ran from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm (along with a box lunch).

To see the
minutes from the meeting

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