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Wood Science students are supporting the STEM@Maties programme
Author: Prof Martina Meincken
Published: 21/02/2023

​The STEM@Maties programme is aimed at previously disadvantaged high schools to familiarise learners with experimental techniques and possible project ideas. About ten schools from the Stellenbosch / Winelands region participated.

Karl Kutzer and Keenan Nefdt from the Department of Forest and Wood Science presented various analytical techniques used to characterise the acoustical properties of wood and explained how properties, such as density, or moisture content affect sound propagation.​