PMMI Awards $15,000 in Scholarships for Processing, Engineering
July 24, 2018 by Food in Canada staff
RESTON, VA—PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, awarded three US$5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at four-year PMMI partner schools.
The winners of these new scholarships are:
- Jenna Fowler, Oklahoma State University, Processing;
- Lucas Morgan, University of Wisconsin – Stout, Mechanical Engineering;
- Joshua Siegel, Rutgers University, Electrical Engineering.
“These students represent the potential of the next generation workforce to transform the packaging and processing industries,” says PMMI education manager Kate Fiorianti. “The application criteria, including the 3.0 GPA requirement and industry involvement criteria, means we truly are recognizing the best and brightest and giving them the resources to transfer academic success into professional excellence.”
The PMMI Foundation awards over US$200,000 in funds each year for students at PMMI Partner Schools, demonstrating PMMI’s commitment to developing future leaders of the packaging and processing industries.
PMMI U Connection offers many opportunities to contribute to the PMMI Foundation at the upcoming PACK EXPO International and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Oct. 14–17, 2018; McCormick Place, Chicago). Proceeds from events like The Amazing Packaging Race and the all-new CareerLink @ PACK EXPO interview and networking event contribute directly to PMMI’s scholarship offerings, along with the annual PACK gives BACK reception hosted Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 (McCormick Place, South Building, Grand Ballroom).
For more information about the PMMI Foundation go to pmmi.org/workforce-development/foundation. For details about student activities at PACK EXPO International go to packexpointernational.com.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 800 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. It works to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of packaging and processing to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech. Learn more at pmmi.org and packexpo.com and pmmimediagroup.com.