BLACKSBURG, VA -- Audrey Zink-Sharp, a wood science and forest products professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, has been elected a Fellow of the Society for Wood Science and Technology, an international organization dedicated to advancing the profession of wood science.

One of only 33 Fellows among the organization’s over 450 members, Zink-Sharp is the first female to receive this honor.
She also served as the society’s first female president.

Zink-Sharp teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on microscopic and quantitative characterization of wood anatomy and properties. Her research focus is developing improved wood fiber composite materials and incorporating the influences of forest management into wood quality and variability.

She serves as director of the Sustainable Engineered Materials Institute and has coordinated the Wood Magic Show at Virginia Tech, a natural resource education program that has reached over 10,000 children, teachers, guests, and volunteers since its inception in 1998.

Virginia Tech's press release.

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