Xiping Wang, a Forest Products Technologist at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), recently received a Forest Service Research and Development Deputy Chief’s Distinguished Science Award.
Wang was recognized for his exceptional contributions to the discovery and development of technologies that enhance the use of wood materials, mitigate the spread of invasive species, and further the use of wood in engineered materials.
Roderquita Moore, a research chemist at the Forest Products Laboratory, received the Inspiring Woman in STEM award as part of the 2018 USDA Women in Ag award program. The winners represent a range of career paths from various agencies across USDA and they are located all around the world.
Read more about Moore’s career journey and highlights written in her own words below. Congratulations, Roderquita!
Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) botanist Alex Wiedenhoeft was named Fellow by the International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS). Wiedenhoeft joins nearly 20 current and former FPL scientists in this Fellowship. Continue reading →
The Forest Stewardship Council, the world’s leading forest certification system, announced its 2017 FSC Leadership Awards in a celebration at Greenbuild. Recognizing enduring commitment to forest conservation, the award shines a light on people, companies and buildings that are breaking new ground and promoting responsible forest management.
The Forest Products Laboratory’s Center for Wood Anatomy Research was honored with a FSC Leadership Award “for applying state-of-the-art forensic wood science to verify the accuracy of FSC claims on more than 1,000 products annually.” Continue reading →
Linda Lorenz, a chemist at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), is celebrating an incredible 50 years of service to the Federal government this year. Amazingly, every one of those years was spent right here at the Lab.
Linda Lorenz (right) accepts her 50 years of service certificate from Acting Director Tony Ferguson.
“I have enjoyed working at FPL and being a part of the great research that is done here, because I have the challenge of helping to solve problems with chemistry,” Lorenz said.
While she has held several different positions and worked on various projects over the past five decades, currently Lorenz is studying wood adhesives in the Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering research work unit. She also regularly coordinates FPL’s robust volunteer and fundraising efforts.
Lorenz was honored this week along with many colleagues during FPL’s annual Length of Service ceremony.
Congratulations, Linda, and (since there is no talk of retirement, yet) keep up the good work!