Student Activities

Tuesday, October 24th - 5:15 pm - Opening Student Meeting

Meet near the Registration to discuss plans for the week, share tips on how to get the most out of your participation, and hang your posters. Immediately before Welcome Reception 5:30 – 7:00 pm.

Wednesday, Oct. 25th – 5:30 – 7:00 pm - Student Poster Competition

Sponsored by Georgia-Pacific Chemicals. Winners will receive cash-equivalent gift cards for $500, $300 and $200, for first, second and third place, respectively. This event is always well attended; a great opportunity to present your research and interact one-on-one with industry professionals and researchers.

Thursday, Oct. 26th – 7:00 am – 10:30 am - Student Tour of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals R&D Laboratory

Students will be given a guided tour of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals’ research laboratory in Decatur, Georgia. All students are encouraged to participate, transportation and breakfast will be provided. Space is limited! Sign up by e-mailing Ms. Anna Utzig, Event Coordinator, at by Friday Oct. 6th.

Thursday, October 26th - 12:00-1:30 pm - Presentation of Awards for Student Poster Competition (during lunch)

Throughout the Convention – Sponsor Trade Fair

Event Sponsors will have exhibits set up in the conference area lobby throughout the week. They look forward to meeting you and talking about career options within their organizations. Bring copies of your resume.

Have questions about student-specific activities? Contact Linda Caudill at

Students attending the Conference can take advantage of some great opportunities to network and connect with potential employers!
  • Arclin
  • Forest Products Society
  • Forest Products Journal
  • Polymers
  • Willamette