Ashlee Cribb, Wood Adhesives Business Manager for Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, was an invited speaker at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF's) 2013 Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) Annual Meeting in Arlington, Va. As former Industry Advisory Board Chair of the Wood-Based Composites (WBC) I/UCRC, Cribb spoke of the business value of I/UCRC membership to an audience of 275 center directors and NSF staff.
“The ability for industry to provide guided input helps our university partners to be more relevant as they work to advance the development of ideas and technology,” said Cribb. “This in turn inspires new research studies and cultivates talented graduate and undergraduate students for recruitment into industry. For Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, our membership in the Wood-Based Composites Center yields significant business value when it comes to research, recruiting and relationships.”
The WBC I/UCRC was established as an NSF Center in 2010. A multi-university Center, faculty from Oregon State University, Virginia Tech, and the Universities of Maine and British Columbia conduct fundamental research for the wood-based composites industry. The WBC provides an open innovation forum for manufacturers and suppliers to select research projects, train future professionals, and network with colleagues, faculty and students in a unique and collegial environment. Learn more at www.wbc.vt.edu, or contact the Center at [email protected].
Source: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals
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