Monthly Archives: July 2013

Service to the Society

Society of Wood Science and Technology

Another month has come and gone. The year is more than half way over and it’s time to reflect back on what we’ve done for the year and what we have left to do. It is also time to think about what you have done for the SWST. Have you reviewed any journal articles for the Journal of Wood and Fiber Science? Are you even registered to review journal articles?

For those of you that have, thank you. For those of you that have not, what’s stopping you? As a professional in our field it is important to give back and review articles for the journal. The peer review process helps keep the high standard of science that we need to move the field of wood science forward.

If you haven’t registered to be a reviewer, here’s your chance. Just click here, and start the process.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY, CLIMATE, AND ENVIRONMENT

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF BIOENERGY, CLIMATE, AND ENVIRONMENT

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the Department of Agriculture is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director of the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate, and Environment (IBCE). This is a Senior Executive Service (SES) position. Continue reading

Wood Science Position Shaw Industries

Shaw Industries Inc. is interested in a recent Wood Science graduate with less than 2 years of work experience. This person would take part of our Operations Management Trainee (OMT) Program. This program is for entry-level positions and experienced positions after graduation. We are looking to place this OMT in our hardwood facility in Clinton, SC. Relocation assistance is available.

Shaw Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., is the world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a leading floor covering provider with more than $4 billion in annual sales and approximately 25,000 associates worldwide.

Please Contact:

Antonio Cervantes
Sourcing Specialist
Shaw Industries
Office: (706) 275-2606
Fax: (706) 428-8563

Renewable Natural Resource Foundation (RNRF) Holds National Building Museum Round Table, June 27, 2013

 

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Susan Piedmont-Palladino, curator at the National Building Museum (NBM) and Professor of Architecture at the Virginia Tech Washington/Alexandria Architecture Consortium met with RNRFs Washington Round Table on Public. She was joined by Chase Rynd, Executive Director of the National Building Museum. Palladino discussed efforts by the museum to educate and engage the public about sustainability and other environmental issues through “green communities” and “intelligent cities.”

Palladino spoke about the Green series of exhibits sponsored by the museum since 2003 including Big and Green (2003), Green Communities (2008), and Green Schools (present) and emphasized the importance of the museum as a translator of expert knowledge to the public. These exhibits promote the association of concepts like ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ with healthy living and the need to uphold them as standard practice in future development. The NBM will open a new exhibit in Spring 2014, Designing for Disaster, which will frame disaster mitigation as an evolving science, highlighting the tools and strategies being investigated and adopted to build safer, more disaster resilient communities.

SWST has historical provided research findings and input into education in environmentally sound housing construction and has cooperated with organizations such as the NBM and US Green Building Council. More information can be found on this Round Table at the RNRF Website; www.rnrf.org.
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Howard N. Rosen
SWST RNRF Representative

Guest Researcher opportunity at ESB (Engineering School in Wood Sciences and Technology, France)

Context: ESB develops activities in order to increase the competitiveness of the wood industry in France and abroad through training and industrial research. Therefore we intend to host a specialist in wood anatomy and identification as a starting point to the strengthening of our international partnerships in those domains. The guest researcher participates in the design and development of a research program at European/International level. Lectures to graduate and undergraduate level students are also expected. Continue reading