PACK Solutions Challenge
The 7th Annual PACK Solutions Challenge will take place at PACK EXPO Las Vegas, September 28-30, 2015.
The PACK Solutions Challenge is an annual student contest where teams from PMMI Partner Schools research and develop a real-world packaging solution.
The 2015 challenge comes from the fictional “Innovative Pharmaceuticals Inc.,” which is requesting proposals for a dedicated line to package and ship its new fast-dissolve OTC product. Student teams from PMMI Partner Schools exhibiting at PACK EXPO will begin their research with resources on packexpo.com and follow up with exhibitors on the show floor.
Students will present their proposals to a panel of end users on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and the winners will be announced that afternoon.
The PMMI Foundation will provide scholarships to the winning teams. First place team members will share $4,000; second place, $2,000; third place, $1,000.
As part of the Challenge, students will prepare poster presentations of their solutions that will be displayed beginning Monday, Sept. 28, in the Education & Workforce Development Pavilion. Attendees and exhibitors can vote for their favorite solution as the “People’s Choice” award winner. All voters will be placed in a drawing to win a new iPad. The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced after PACK EXPO.
For more information about the PACK Solutions Challenge, contact Dawn Smith, education program coordinator.