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Supporting Aussie students to present on an international stage

FWPA is proud and excited to offer ten Australian university students the opportunity to share details of their projects and hear from global experts at one of the world’s leading international conventions on wood science and technology.

FWPA offered bursaries to students wishing to attend the 65th Society of Wood Science & Technology (SWST) International Convention, where they will also present materials relating to their academic projects.

The symposium offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and communication of knowledge. It’s scheduled to take place from 10 to 15 July at Kingscliff in New South Wales, and will explore the theme, A global perspective of the present and future utilisation of renewable materials.

Applications for the bursaries, each worth $1,000, closed on 30 May.

The judging panel comprises Professor Jeffrey Morrell, of the University of the Sunshine Coast, Honorary Professor Keith Crews, of the University of Queensland, and Professor Greg Nolan, of the University of Tasmania. The panel is now reviewing the applications based on key criteria including innovation, industry impact, relevance to the Australian forest and wood products industry and alignment to career pathway goals.

Successful bursary recipients will be notified by Wednesday 15 June 2022, with further details to be published in a future edition of ForWood.

The SWST is an internationally recognised collective of wood scientists, engineers, marketing specialists and other professionals concerned with wood materials. Members are dedicated to the wise use of timber, and SWST is committed to protecting the world’s forests through the development of new ideas, procedures, policies and products for the wood industry.

The full program for the 2022 symposium taking place from 10 – 15 July can be viewed by clicking here.

Posted Date: June 14, 2022

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