E-learning Course:Wood Science: Beyond Building
West Virginia University invites applications to its e-learning course in Wood Science: Beyond Building.
The central question of this course: “why study wood?” If “why study wood” is the question, one answer would be that it is the only raw material available to us that is truly renewable in human lifespan terms. Wood is as important to society today as it ever was, despite the development of many man-made substitute materials, changing resource availability, and the changing needs of society. Some items on the list of wood products stay the same (lumber, plywood, and veneer for building construction, furniture, shipping pallets & crates and other containers & packaging materials, railroad ties, utility poles, chemical feedstocks, etc), but the list also keeps changing to meet new needs and challenges as the resource changes.