College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

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The Fred E. Dickinson Chair in Wood Science and Technology


This fund supports a faculty chair in Wood Science and Technology. It also supports and promotes the program of graduate study and research in Wood Science and Technology.

The chair was established to provide permanent recognition and honor to the profession and personal achievements of Fred E. Dickinson and to stimulate others toward like achievements.

The Fred E. Dickinson Chair in Wood Science and Technology was established in 1992 with an endowment funded by family and friends, particularly his sons, Robert V., Thomas E., and Roger E. Dickinson. The chair Professor Dickinson's legacy as an eminent researcher and highly respected teacher.

Fred E. Dickinson was a graduate of the University of Minnesota and earned a doctorate in forest products economics from Yale University. He was the founding director of the Forest Products Laboratory at UC Berkeley, which became one of the world s preeminent research centers for wood science and technology. Professor Dickinson was a professor of forestry and resource management at Cal for 25 years. He passed away in 1986.

All gifts to CNR are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.