Quesada’s research group attended 64th Forest Products Society International Convention

    Article published in Newsletter InsideVT Wood 5(6). See complete newsletter here

    Drs. Henry Quesada and Tom Hammett lead the Virginia Tech delegation to the 64th Forest Products Society Annual International Convention (IC) in Madison ,Wisconsin, during June, 2010. This year’s IC saw nearly four hundred participants –an increase over recent year’s attendance, in spite of the poor economy. Dr. Quesada’s research group presented four papers and two posters and chaired a session. Dr. Hammett presented two papers, one with his former PhD student, Richard Bonsi, and displayed two posters. Tom was also an invited participant in a strategic planning “listening session” held just prior to the beginning of the IC. The FPS is conducting a year-long effort to re-position itself so that it is more responsive the needs of its members and clients. Tom joined 25 other key stakeholders including present and former board members to help gather information and start a list of priorities that will help chart new directions for FPS.

    Graduate student Scott Lyon examining one of the posters presented by Virginia Tech personnel at the FPS 64thIC.
    In addition to Henry and Tom’s participation at the annual convention, several graduate students also attended. Scott Lyon and Johanna Madrigal presented papers, and Amy Jahnke, Wang Chao, and Scarlett Sanchez displayed posters on their research. Also Post-Doctoral Associate Gi Young Jeong presented two papers. There were several positive comments, especially from some of the foreign participants (from over thirty countries!), who especially appreciated the high quality of the technical presentations.