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Students from Argentina Join Classroom Discussion on Sustainability and Sustainable Biomaterials


April 19, 2017 –  

By Tom Hammett

Through the Friends of Fulbright Argentina-Undergraduate Student Exchange Program, a group of students from Argentina spent a month on the Virginia Tech campus. In February Tom Hammett opened up his SBIO 3454 class to the group to discuss society and sustainable biomaterials. Several discussed with our students the differences in perceptions about sustainability between our two countries and the use of wood products. At the end of the visit to Virginia Tech, Tom organized a tour of the Brooks Center during which Laszlo Horvath showed them the testing work being conducted in the pallet lab, several of our WEI students discussed the processes of project selection, product development, and marketing, and Dan Hindman discussed our work with CLTs and the issues and opportunities for wider adoption of CLTs. Dr. Carol Franco from FREC, and Phil Araman from US Forest Service each joined the class to discuss climate change with our visitors.


 


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