Alexandria, VA………The International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) announced today that is it has awarded a grant to Christian Brothers University (CBU) to support both a program on packaging engineering for high school students and to enable the University to conduct its first corrugated packaging program for high school students. The award is part of ICPF’s ongoing nationwide initiative to advance corrugated curriculums and attract increasingly qualified students to the corrugated industry.
The $10,500 grant to the University’s School of Engineering will cover the total cost for these two consecutive one-week summer programs for high school students that will be conducted during June 2007. The first week program (June 18-22) will acquaint high school students to packaging engineering. The new, second week program (June 25-29) will specifically introduce high school students to corrugated packaging. The programs, uniquely directed to high school students, will serve as a national model to introduce high school students to the industry and to the value of pursuing higher education towards careers in corrugated. The registration deadline for students wishing to enter the programs is April 20. Applications are available online at www.cbu.edu/engineering/packaging.
“We appreciate the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s interest and support of CBU’s packaging program. The University’s goal for these programs is to introduce high school students to packaging and corrugated packaging and to stimulate interest in the variety of engineering careers available in these fields,” stated Brother Vincent Malham, President of Christian Brothers University.
Michael D’Angelo, Vice President Corrugated Products Bobst Group North America, serves as ICPF Chairman. “ICPF is pleased to assist in the further growth of Christian Brothers University packaging curriculum. This award to CBU is part of the 2006-2007 National Curriculum Expansion & Asset Placement Awards in which ICPF invited 97 colleges, universities and technical schools across the nation to submit proposals for their labs and classrooms. “