STUDENT COMMUNICATION AWARD
Woodam Chung is doing graduate research in the Department of Forest Engineering at Oregon State University. His paper, “Designing a Forest Road Network using Heuristic Optimization Techniques,” was authored by Woodam and John Sessions
Matthew Veal is a graduate research assistant in the Biosystems Engineering Department at Auburn University. His paper, “Evaluation of Site Preparation Plow Energy Requirements,” was authored by Matthew W. Veal, Steven E. Taylor, Robert B. Rummer, and Randy L. Raper.
Derek Solmie is a graduate research assistant within the Forest Engineering Department at Oregon State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering from University of New Brunswick. His paper, “Comparing Strategies for Skyline Corridor Layout,” was coauthored with Loren Kellogg, Jim Kiser, and Michael Wing.
Joel Hartter is a graduate research assistant in the Forest Engineering Department at Oregon State University. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. His paper, “Using Synthetic Rope in Forest Operations: End Connector Concepts,” was coauthored with John Garland and Steve Pilkerton.
Marco Contreras is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Forest Management, University of Montana. He holds a Bachelor of Forest Sciences in Forest Harvesting and Management from the Universidad de Talca, Chile, and a Master of Sciences in Forestry Transportation Planning from the University of Montana. His winning paper, “A Computerized Method to Find the Optimal Location of a Centralized Log Landing for an Irregular Shaped Stand Considering Uneven Timber Volume and Skidding Obstacles,” was coauthored with Woodam Chung.
Jürg Stückelberger is a research assistant with the Forest Engineering Group, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Environmental Science. His paper, “Automatic Road-Network Planning for Multiple Objectives,” was coauthored with Hans R. Heinimann, Woodam Chung, and Marcus Ulber.
Jean-François Audy is enrolled in a PhD program in mechanical engineering at Laval University with the FOR@C consortium. The title of his presentation was: Virtual Transportation Manager: a Web-Based System for Transportation Optimization in a network of business units. He also holds a Bachelor in mechanical engineering and a Masters in forest management and environment from Laval University.
Purpose: To increase student participation in COFE annual meetings and enhance communication skills of students.
Award: Two years of membership, free registration at the annual meeting, and a $300 cash award to help defray travel expenses to the meeting.
Submission: Original paper for presentation at the annual meeting. Paper length must be less than 2500 words. Paper may be based on a research project; field study; analytical concept, tool, or computer program; an engineering design; or a personal experience related to forest operations or forest engineering.
Deadline: Papers must be submitted to the Chairperson of the Awards Committee two months before the Annual Meeting. Material will not be returned to applicants.
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