FMN | May 11th, 2020

Promoting Corrugated (Cont’d from Page 5) olina State University, Pittsburg State University, Rut- gers University, University of Florida, University of Texas-Arlington, University ofWisconsin-Stout,Virginia Tech andWestern Michigan. Throughout this past March andApril,and into May, the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation (ICPF) has been assisting 27 partner universities in transition- ing to remote teaching utilizing ICPF’s online corrugated curricula. Additionally, through the support of packaging design software manufacturersArden and Esko, ICPF also is working with faculty to explore and potentially con- figure systems to allow students remote access to their university’s centralized packaging design software from home. Students normally access the software through the utilization of one of the university computers with- in the bank desk tops that are located in each campus’s design lab.

ExecOutlookHalfHOUSE.qxp_Layout 1 5/8/20 10:41 AM Page 1 Pictured at the next morning’s breakfast are the 14 students who were provided ICPF travel grants to par- ticipate in the Student / Executive Dialogue Dinner with 17 Michigan State students. During the dinner, the Bowling Green State, Clemson, Florida, Michigan State, Rutgers, Wisconsin-Stout. and Virginia Tech students voiced interest in sales, production and design. After the next day’s breakfast, the visiting students joined the more than 100 MSU students in the PBS broadcast auditorium to view ICPF’s Teleconference. The interactive broadcast connected an additional 400 students from 19 remote campuses. Over the past six years, many of the students who have participated in each of ICPF’s dialogue dinners have been directly hired by ICPF Corporate Partners.

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