(Image: A. Schreyer)
Peggi Clouston, Associate Professor in Building and Construction Technology, showed a Chinese delegation some of the recent research projects in our wood mechanics lab. Facilitated by BCT graduate student Zhuo Yang and undergraduate student Brooke Quinn, the representatives from Beijing University, various governmental organizations and the USDA Forest Products Lab in Madison, Wisconsin witnessed a test on a wood-concrete composite system.
The delegation was hosted by Dave Bloniarz (Environmental Conservation at UMass and the US Forest Service) as part of a visit by a team of forestry officials and university professors from the Chinese government and Beijing University. The delegation made stops in Chicago, Madison, Wisconsin, Umass, Boston, New York City and Washington, DC. They were hosted by the USDA Forest Service.