I wanted to put a plug in for a new 3-credit course in Forest Biomaterials that will be offered starting next fall and will be the core course in a new interdisciplinary minor in Forest Biomaterials (subject to approval).
Though housed in SFRES, this course will be co-taught by instructors from a wide variety of disciplines. Students will get a taste of the current state of the forest industry, forest types and management, wood properties and science, product development (structural engineering, chemistry, and chemical engineering), economics and policy, life cycle analysis and systems analysis, among others. It has no pre-reqs and is open to all majors.
I think that this will be a very interesting course and well worth taking if you have room for it in your schedule.
Details are below:
FW 3097 – Forest Biomaterials
Time: TR 9:10-10:50 am
Examines the nature and use of forest biomaterials and their role in the larger economy. Local and global advantages and challenges for using forest biomaterials will be addressed within the context of sustainability, covering topics such as economics, material and product engineering, policy, life cycle analysis, and supply chain management.
Semesters Offered: Fall