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Greetings from Virginia Tech,

Once again, summer is upon us. We sent forth a fresh crop of graduates into the world earlier this month where they have taken career positions with companies ranging from
Printpack and Johnson Controls to Rex Lumber and Triunfo Amazonia in Brazil. Congratulations to all of our students as we know they will do well, and will represent the department well as new alumni. We continue to produce one of the finest graduates in the country and this is exemplified by the strength of our VT alumni across the nation and globally.
    VT alumni, students, faculty and friends FPS reception

May 28, 2012 – To make sure that our Alumni, Students, Faculty and Friends have a chance to connect, as usual, the department of Sustainable Biomaterials will sponsor a Reception at
this year’s annual Forest Products Society – International Convention. This year the Convention is in Washington, DC. We invite all of you to attend the FPS meetings, but also to attend the Virginia Tech Reception at 5:00 p.m. at Murphy’s of DC, just down the street from the Omni-Shoreham, the FPS Hotel venue this year.

Meet and reconnect with old friends and Professors, and network with students from Virginia Tech that will be at the reception and of course at the meetings. Also, if you are interested in seeing some fun and lively student competition, we encourage you to attend the FPS “Wood Science Bowl” where schools around the country form teams and compete against each other to see who is most knowledgeable about wood and wood products! It’s always a great rivalry between competing schools. We look forward to seeing you at these meetings as it will be our first Reception under the banner of the new department name.

Barry Goodell

Head, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials.




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