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  • Food Aid Packaging Solutions Workshop Series (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 14 - 15, 2018

    Location:

    MSU School of Packaging, 448 Wilson Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Gathering key food aid stakeholders to discuss the status of food aid commodity packaging, challenges, new technological advances, potential solutions, and identify next steps in optimizing food aid packaging. The workshop should result in a report outlining specific steps to address current challenges using readily available technologies (2018), as well as research and innovation opportunities within the next two years (2018-2020).

  • Health Care Packaging Immersion Experience (October 2019)

    Dates:

    October 9 - 10, 2019

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI, 48910.

    Description:

    The Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience is a unique educational event that brings together medical device packaging professionals and healthcare practitioners in a state-of-the-art healthcare simulation facility at Michigan State University (MSU). Participants at this conference will:

    • Study the performance of medical device packaging in the operating room and emergency department environments.
    • Interact and exchange ideas with experienced patient care teams currently working in the industry.
    • Address current trends, needs, problems and solutions in medical device packaging.
  • Master of Science in Packaging (Online)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Master of Science in Packaging is a 30-credit, online program, designed to give a broad education in packaging and to strengthen skills in analyzing social, scientific, environmental, and business problems associated with packaging. The program includes classes in medical packaging, advanced packaging dynamics, permeability and shelf life, polymeric packaging materials, stability and recyclability of packaging materials, and value relationships in packaging. This Plan B (non-thesis) program requires completion of 30 credits and can be completed in about three years by averaging one course per semester including summer semesters. The time commitment for an online course averages 10 to 15 hours per week.

     

  • Packaging Basics Workshop (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 7 - 11, 2018

    Location:

    The School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824 

    Description:

    This hands-on workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, distribution, and more! You will leave this course better prepared to implement virtual design and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

  • Packaging Contract Research and Testing Services

    Description:

    MSU's School of Packaging offers routine, fee-based testing services for industry. At least sixteen tests are offered, including drop testing, vibration testing, oxygen permeability, Izod impact testing, and others. Other testing services and contract research are available in many areas of package analysis and evaluation.

  • Packaging Jamboree (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 5 - 7, 2018

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Packaging Jamboree is an annual conference that circulates between universities with packaging programs around the United States. It is a three-day student-led event filled with educational, networking, and professional development opportunities for students and industry professionals. The 2018 event, hosted by Michigan State University, has the theme, Innovation in the Packaging Industry.

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