Peggi Clouston on Development Board of Wood Education Institute

The Wood Education Institute (WEI) is a national community of educators, design practitioners and forest products industry professionals who are interested in the promotion of wood in structural applications. The mission of WEI is to "serve as a vehicle for the development, dissemination and maintenance of educational materials for use by universities nationwide for undergraduate, graduate, continuing education and instructor-development programs." The Institute has recently produced an online  program in wood engineering and design to aid in continuing education and university curricula nationwide. "The course is intended for practicing professionals who did not have a timber design course in their undergraduate program or would like to refresh and update their knowledge. This course allows industry practitioners to learn (or relearn) the fundamentals of designing with wood in a structured self‐paced environment." Read more about it @ http://woodeducationinstitute.org/  ...
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Peggi Clouston to speak at MIT conference

Presenting her recent research developments on wood-concrete composites and computational modeling, Peggi Clouston will be part of an international roster of renowned scientists and engineers speaking at MIT's Spring Conference on Wood in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation of Contemporary and Historic Architecture. See the list of topics and speaker line-up for the intensive two-day conference/training program: WOOD IN THE 21st CENTURY: Design and Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture Saturday, March 24 – Sunday, March 25, 2012  ...
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Alex Schreyer Appointed as BCT Assistant Program Director

9/26/2011 – Amherst, MA – Please join me in welcoming Alex Schreyer under the additional title of Assistant Program Director of Building and Construction Technology.  Alex’s 8-years of experience in Teaching and Advising, primarily focused on the BCT Undergraduate program will serve him well in this new role.  Alex has developed strong cross-disciplinary ties across campus including: engineering, and architecture and design which will serve both the BCT undergraduate and graduate programs as our curriculum continues to evolve. Dr. Peggi Clouston will continue in her role as Graduate Concentration Coordinator for the new Building Systems Concentration within the Dept. of Environmental Conservation graduate program.  In particular we recognize her leadership in the overall growth of the research accomplishments in the BCT program and for her lead role in effecting the recent Graduate Program changes for BCT and the Department as a whole.    ...
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