PMMI Foundation supports the next generation workforce

July 21, 2021
PMMI awards three scholarships totaling $15,000 for processing, mechanical and electrical engineering.
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Herndon, Va.; July 21, 2021 (PMMI release) — The PMMI Foundation, a part of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has awarded three $5,000 scholarships to students studying food and beverage processing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering at four-year PMMI Education Partners.

The recipients of these scholarships are:

  • Mechanical Engineering Scholarship - Gaurav Aggarwal, Rutgers University
  • Processing Scholarship - Suhayb Islam, Rutgers University School of Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering Scholarship - Daniel Tinnell, Purdue University

“These students represent the great potential of the next generation workforce to transform the packaging and processing industry,” says Kate Fiorianti, senior manager, workforce development PMMI. “The application criteria, which includes notable industry involvement, means we are recognizing the best and brightest and giving them resources to transfer academic success into professional excellence.”

The PMMI Foundation awards over $200,000 in funds each year to students enrolled in PMMI Education Partner programs, demonstrating PMMI’s commitment to developing future leaders of the packaging and processing industry.

There are many opportunities to contribute to the PMMI Foundation at the upcoming PACK EXPO Las Vegas and co-located Healthcare Packaging EXPO (Sept. 27–29, 2021; Las Vegas Convention Center). Proceeds from The Amazing Packaging Race contribute directly to PMMI’s scholarship offerings. The PMMI Foundation also accepts donations to support its initiatives. To donate, mail checks to PMMI Education & Training Foundation, P.O. Box 791042, Baltimore, MD 21279-1042.

For more information about the PMMI Foundation, go to pmmi.org/foundation. For details about student activities and to register online, visit packexpolasvegas.com and hcpelasvegas.com.

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