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Michigan State University School of Packaging

To seek, through research, improved functioning of the packaging system

Michigan State University School of Packaging
School of Packaging
East Lansing, MI 48824
Peggy Nuerenberg
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HISTORY AND MISSION STATEMENT The School of Packaging supports the industry of packaging by educating students who are interested in employment in the industry, by conducting research to solve packaging problems and develop new technology which can be used by the industry, and by providing adult education programs and other services to the industry.

The mission of the School of Packaging

To seek, through research, improved functioning of the packaging system
To educate students to analyze social, scientific, environmental, and business problems
To synthesize solutions to those problems that contribute to the betterment of the world, its environment, and its people
To provide continuing service to the community at large, using the results of the research and educational effort conducted at the School.

In the Fall of 1952, Packaging as an academic discipline was created at Michigan State University in the Department of Forest Products. The Packaging program was science and mathematics based with strong components in business, sociology and psychology. The first Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging was awarded in March 1955.

Since its beginning in 1952, the School has conferred 5,400 Bachelor of Science degrees and 200 Master degrees. Today we have about 500 undergraduate, and 60 graduate students. Sixteen faculty service the needs of these students.

The School of Packaging has been involved in international activities since its beginning. International students seek admission into our graduate program from all over the world. More than half of our graduate students are international. After finishing their education, most international students return to their native countries and become leaders in their packaging industries. Our faculty travel extensively serving as consultants and participating in programs throughout the world. We have alumni chapters in many countries outside the United States.

Serving: The United States: MI