About Wood Science and Engineering
Welcome to the Department of Wood Science & Engineering at Oregon State University!
We are a multidisciplinary university program focused on the science, technology, engineering and business practices that help society sustainably meet our needs for renewable materials, and help ensure the global competitiveness of American business.
Our mission includes:
- Educating new professionals for challenging careers,
- Providing a graduate education fully engaged in the dynamism and diversity of a rapidly evolving international field, and
- Discovering new knowledge and solving problems through innovative research.
We are one of the largest and most diverse wood science and engineering programs in North America but pride ourselves on behaving like a small program when it comes to student success.
Increasing demand for new materials and intensifying global competition demand innovation, new discovery and well-educated professionals. Our programs are at the forefront of that challenge.