Cross-Laminated Timber
Cross-Laminated Timber (Image: UMass University Relations)

The Republican and Masslive reported today about Peggi Clouston’s recent grant:

PLClouston AMHERST – Peggi Clouston gets almost giddy when she talked about the cross laminated timber beam that was on display at the celebration of the new $52 million design building at the University of Massachusetts.

The associate professor of environmental conservation at UMass is hoping that this new composite can use wood species from the Northeast that are not being used now.

She and colleagues received a three-year $390,000 National Science Foundation grant to show that the new material can incorporate currently underused wood species and creating a market for local trees and opening jobs in rural communities.

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The announcement was also featured on NPR in Connecticut. Click below to listen to the story: