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54th International Convention
Portland, Oregon
June 22, 2011

Challenges and Opportunities in Wood Science Education

The 2011 SWST Annual Convention was held in Portland, Oregon on June 22, 2011, cooperatively with the Forest Products Society (FPS) at the Doubletree Hotel Portland.

Welcome and Session Overview
Todd Shupe, SWST President-Elect & Session Moderator

North American Wood Science Programs - History and Trends
Jim Armstrong and H. Michael Barnes
West Virginia University and Mississippi State University
Morgantown, WV (USA), Starkville, MS (USA)

European Wood Science Educational Programs
Marius C. Barbu, Transilvania University Brasov
(Romania), Hamburg University (Germany)

Wood Science Educational Programs - The South American Approach
Cecilia Bustos, Universidad del Bío-Bío (Chile)

Wood Science Educational Programs in China
Han Guangping, Northeast Forestry University (China)

New Accreditation Standards for a Bio World
Bob Rice, University of Maine, Orono, ME (USA)

Onward and Upward! - Recruiting and RetentionIdeas from a National Workshop
Rubin Shmulsky, Shane Kitchens, and H. Michael Barnes
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS (USA)

Rebranding a Wood Science & Technology Degree Program
Tom McLain, Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR (USA)

Students, Universities, and Industry: Suggestions for Meeting Each Others Needs
Roy Anderson, The Beck Group, Portland, OR (USA)

Wants and Needs of Wood Science Education - An Industry Perspective
Randy Clark, JELD-WEN, Klamath Falls, OR (USA)

Grass Roots Student Recruiting
Eric McConnell, Ohio State University,
Columbus, OH (USA)

student photos

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