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Student Opportunities


Student Scholarships

Student scholarships will include complimentary student registration to attend the FPS International Conference and one-year student membership (or renewal) in FPS, and a $350 voucher towards accommodations at the Hilton Knoxville hotel.

Student scholarship recipients must submit an abstract and present at the IC.

Recipient responsibilities include being willing to serve as a student assistant onsite at the FPS IC as needed (session monitor, session headcounts, help set up poster session, etc.) and being willing to participate in the Wood Science Bowl of additional students are needed to complete teams and competition brackets.

If you are a student interested in applying for a scholarship, please download the 2024 Student Scholarship Application and email it to


Deadline for applications is February 9, 2024.

Wood Science Bowl

The Wood Science Bowl is designed to be a friendly wood-science technical trivia competition for student teams to show off their knowledge. Questions range from anatomy, mechanical properties, physical properties, chemistry, composites, degradation and deterioration, marketing and even FPS trivia! 

This year the Wood Science Bowl will be held during the lunch break on Wednesday, June 5. Each school/program is welcome to enter one team of three student competitors. Depending on the number of registered teams, more than one team from the same school may be allowed.

For those students interested in participating but unable to find a full team, contact FPS so additional teams can be assembled. There are only 8 team spots available so reserve your spot today by emailing

Study up and represent your university or program in this fun event!

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Student Poster Competition

If you would like to be included in the 2024 Student Poster Competition be sure to select “student poster” when submitting your abstract.


Student posters will be judged on content, appearance, and ability to communicate the research effectively to judges.


Prizes include a $500 First Place prize, $300 Second Place prize, and $200 Third Place prize.

Knoxville Pub Crawl

After the Poster Reception on Wednesday, June 5 all students and attendees are invited to gather for an impromptu social/pub crawl. Details will be provided at the conference. 

You won't want to miss this night of exploring Knoxville, networking, and great company!

More details will be provided at the conference.

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