SWST 49th Annual Convention
June 25, 2006
Newport Beach, California
The 2006 SWST Annual Convention took place on
Sunday, June 25, 2006 in Newport Beach, California, at the Newport
Beach Marriott Hotel. There were two concurrent technical sessions in the
morning from 8:30 to 11:30
Session I: The Effect of Decay on the Performance of Wood
Buildings Under Earthquake Loading and How We Might Improve Performance
Session II: The Role of Utilization Research in Hazardous Fuels Reduction
and two concurrent technical sessions in the afternoon from 1:00 to
Click here to view the program (PDF).
An Awards Presentation, business meeting, and
lunch took place from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Awards which were presented:
Distinguished Service Award -
Duane E. Lyon
Fellows Award - Thomas E. McLain
George G. Marra Award for Excellence in Writing
Sigurdur Ormarsson and Dave Cown,
"Moisture-Related Distortion of Timber Boards of Radiata Pine:
Comparison with Norway Spruce",
Volume 37(3): 424-436 -- First Place
Kathy L. Woo, Paul Watson, and Shawn D.
Mansfield, "The Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Attack on Lodgepole
Pine Wood Morphology and Chemistry: Implications for Wood and Fiber
Quality", Volume 37(1): 112-126 -- Second Place
Mohssine Moutee, Mario Fafard, Yves Fortin,
Aziz Laghdir, "Modeling the Creep Behavior of Wood Cantilever Loaded
at Free End During Drying", Volume 37(3): 521-534 -- Honorable Mention
Mohammed Jahangir A. Chowdhury and Philip E.
Humphrey, "A Sealed Pressing System and its Use to Explore the Ammonia
Plasticization of Natural Fiber Mats", Volume 37(1): 42-50 -- Honorable Mention
Poster Competition Winners and Participants - Judges for the competition were:
Les Groom, Steve Kelley, and Rakesh Gupta.
1st place - Samuel L. Zelinka,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2nd place - Jinwu Wang, Washington State University
3rd place - Emmanuel Kodzi, Purdue 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)
Technical 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.
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Last updated: 3/7/07
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