National Research Needs Assessment

Workshop on Wood Science and Technology
From Forest to Consumer

Cosponsored by SWST, Forest Products Society, U.S. Forest Service


NRNA Draft Report, Final (PDF)


NRNA Committee Members

Workshop Agenda and Session Topics

The NRNA Workshop was held June 25, 2008, following the FPS Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, USA. 

The purpose of the workshop was to develop a unified and prioritized agenda for wood science and technology research needs and opportunities among industry, universities, and government agencies.  A similar workshop was conducted by the American Society of Civil Engineers in April at its 2008 World Structures Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Information from both workshops will be assimilated into a cohesive research needs assessment.