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On topics non- biometric: The people, places and events that enriched my life. David M. Hyink, Ph.D. ( retired ) Timberlands & Raw Materials R & D Weyerhaeuser Company. Skip the technical issues as much as possible!. Why me? What was fun? What are you glad you did?

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On topics non biometric the people places and events that enriched my life

On topics non-biometric: The people, places and events that enriched my life

David M. Hyink, Ph.D. (retired)

Timberlands & Raw Materials R & D

Weyerhaeuser Company


Skip the technical issues as much as possible

Skip the technical issues as much as possible!

  • Why me?

  • What was fun?

  • What are you glad you did?

  • What are you sorry you missed?

  • What were the useful ideas of the last 40 years (ones that made a difference)?

  • What are the characteristics of the top people?

  • What is your favorite memory of Grosenbaugh, Furnival, etc.

  • What would a young biometrician do well to adopt as a way of thinking/acting?

  • Questions / Comments


Why me

Why me?

  • Grosenbaugh, Furnival, Avery, Husch, Beers, Stage

  • First from private sector

  • Weyerhaeuser – 27 years

    • 2 years

    • Myths

    • Not for everyone – proprietary work driven by demand

    • Leader in a strong industry – Implement rapidly & uniquely

    • Seek & speak the truth using the best science possible


What was fun

Darn near everything!

Bad jokes

Colorful characters

Academic and professional mentors

Professional colleagues

What was fun?


What are you glad you did

What are you glad you did?

  • Met and married Stephanie Jeffords; produced Jonathan

  • Listened to and acted on good advice

  • Succumbed to Peter Farnum’s “relentless pursuit” and joined Weyerhaeuser Company

  • Helped start the Stand Management Coop

  • Developed and followed a plan to be financially independent at age 55

  • Devoted a minimum of 5% of my personal resources (time, $) to volunteerism


What are you sorry you missed

What are you sorry you missed?

  • More time with interesting people – especially international colleagues

  • Working with a more diverse team

  • The joint meeting of the Western Mensurationists and the Western Geneticists


What were some of the useful ideas of the last 40 years ones that made a difference

What were some of the useful ideas of the last 40 years(ones that made a difference)?

  • Computers

  • Statistical / numerical packages

  • Permanent plots

  • Growth architectures

  • Parameter recovery

  • Self-referencing curves

  • Integrated fitting

  • Sector Sampling

  • Jedi Warrior Validation


What are the characteristics of the top people

What are the characteristics of the top people?

  • See the “Big Picture”

  • Mentors

  • Life-long learners

    • http://www.wikihow.com/Calculate-Pi-by-Throwing-Frozen-Hot-Dogs

  • Seize opportunities

  • Confident

  • Serve others

  • Multiple interests


What is your favorite memory of grosenbaugh furnival etc

What is your favorite memory of Grosenbaugh, Furnival, etc.

  • Grosenbaugh

  • Furnival

  • Stage

  • Moser & Beers

  • Bell

  • Characters: Hegyi, Chambers, Iles, Berglund, Cleveland, Thrower, Fenn, Newton

  • Charley Peterson


Wavy haired teenage heartthrob charley peterson

Wavy-haired teenage heartthrob – Charley Peterson


What would a young biometrician do well to adopt as a way of thinking acting

What would a young biometrician do well to adopt as a way of thinking/acting?

  • Seek, listen to, and follow good advice

  • Make and follow a sound financial plan

  • Carry adequate insurance – a responsibility

  • Take advantage of development opportunities

  • Give at least 5% of your personal resources to causes you believe in

  • Stay true to the scientific method; follow data

  • Do a good turn daily


Questions comments

Questions / Comments


Joint western midwest mensurationists 2009

Joint Western / Midwest Mensurationists – 2009?


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