Lecture - STEM Education Institute

WHY WOOD? High-Tech Timber in the UMass Design Building

Dr. Peggi Clouston, PEng, BASc, MA, Associate Professor, Dept.of Env Conservation

Tuesday, December 5, 2017: 4:00pm
Hasbrouck, 111

Most STEM seminars are held at 4PM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the academic year in Hasbrouck 107. (Note the room change) Everyone is welcome; no reservations are needed, and there is no charge. Parking is available in the nearby Campus Center Garage. Refreshments will be available ten minutes before the lecture begins. 

Dec. 5, 2017 
“WHY WOOD? High-Tech Timber in the UMass Design Building”

Dr. Peggi Clouston, PEng, BASc, MASc, PhD

Associate Professor

Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Climate change can be tackled in two ways: by reducing carbon emissions and by removing carbon from the atmosphere. Wood is unique in that it is the only building materials that can do both. Professor Clouston, who has been working in the field of structural wood design and engineering for over twenty-five years, will talk about the innovative structural use of wood in the Design Building and the driving forces behind it. The Building and Construction Technology (BCT) Program prepares students for rewarding careers in construction management, sustainable building systems, and building materials technology. They offer a B.S. major, a minor, as well as a thesis M.S., professional M.S., and a Ph.D. degree.


Event Contact

Holly Hargraves
(413) 575-0030