School of Packaging Building Renovation
Goal: $7.5 million Need: $6 million
The MSU School of Packaging was the first school of packaging in the United States and the largest packaging program in the country. It is the only school that offers a Ph.D. program. The Packaging Building was last updated in 1986 and is in need of renovation.
To attract the next generation of faculty, it is imperative that our academic spaces and laboratories reflect what we are – the top school in packaging.
With private support, we will make much-needed investments in our infrastructure:
- Our labs will be refreshed with new, state-of-the-art equipment to provide world-class facilities.
- We will create new, central gathering spaces with adequate seating where students can plug in, work between classes and recharge their electronic devices.
- Open-style lab and office arrangements for graduate students will encourage conversation and collaboration to lead to greater ideation and opportunities to anticipate and solve packaging challenges in areas such as food and water safety, healthcare and sustainability.
By investing in our students, our faculty and our spaces, we will assure that the MSU School of Packaging will continue to develop the science that will raise the bar as we continue to lead the field as the first school of packaging in the country. We will continue to educate and deliver a well-prepared workforce for the industry and the educators of tomorrow.