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Learn how sustainable packaging is used to eliminate waste and pollution, how packaging design enhances products, and how smart materials are used to enhance safety and quality.
Learn how to manage organizations that use, produce, or conserve natural products. You can help reduce negative impacts on the environment, health, and economic welfare.
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Learn about wood product properties, packaging, handling, and distribution. For more information about the Packaging Science minor please download the checksheet.
Learn about wood product materials, manufacturing, and marketing. For more information about the Wood Science minor please download the checksheet.
Read and hear stories of students in the department as they discuss their experiences, aspirations, and where they are headed in the future.
Watch a video interview with Chip Frazier, a professor in the department of Sustainable Biomaterials. He teaches classes such as survey of organic chemistry and wood adhesion and composites.
Historical tree from Virginia Tech comes to live as a custom handcrafted table. Students from Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI) worked long hours in a project to bring to life a white oak that lived on the front lawn of the Grove at Virginia Tech.