Students Place Third at Design Competition
Four students at Millersville placed third at the 12th Annual Student Packaging Design Competition for their entry into a contest sponsored by the Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC). The competition was judged at the AICC Headquarters in Alexandria, Va., this summer.
The contest challenged students to design a packaging solution based around a given problem typical of industry needs for corrugated packaging. The project, “The Last Marauder,” was created by technology education majors Aaron Krause, junior, of Lancaster, Pa., and Brian Ruth, senior, of Harleysville, Pa., and industry technology students Andrew Reardon, senior, of Wyomissing, Pa., and Daniel Weber, sophomore, of Dover, Del., in the spring of 2011, as part of their packaging and specialty printing course.
“The Last Marauder” design placed third in two separate categories. The first was the “Structural Challenge,” where students were to design a structure that accomplishes a given task while accounting for converting challenges. For the second category, “Graphics Challenge,” students were to design graphics using one of the following processes; line or screen art, screened images, process or modified process color or digital printing.
The students received a plaque and monetary award of $300 for their winnings. This marks the second time that Millersville University students have placed in this contest in the three years they have competed.