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April 19, 2017 –  

Students Attend Packaging Jamboree at R.I.T.

By Tyler Engel

On March 9-11, 13 Hokies, including two faculty, from the Packaging Systems and Design program attended the Packaging Jamboree. PackJam is an event that is held annually at the various Packaging schools on a rotating basis. The meeting provides students with a great opportunity to network with industry members, as well as students in similar majors.

This year, PackJam was held at Rochester Institute of Technology during spring break. The students braved the cold weather, wind storms, and a long drive in order to attend the meeting. While in attendance, the students learned about the current state of the corrugated, plastic, and flexible packaging industries. Additionally, they attended information sessions on the History and Future of Digital Printing and Designing Products for the Consumer Experience. Perhaps the greatest value of the trip was meeting students from other programs, this gave Virginia Tech students a place to compare education and exchange contact information with students.

The end of the meeting was capped off with a corrugated design competition. The task was to work together with other schools to produce a sustainable chair made from corrugated material. The short time constraint pushed students to hone their design and leadership skills.




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