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RIT receives grant for packaging research

Rochester Institute of Technology packaging science program will receive $90ꯠ in grants from American Packaging Corp. to support graduate research in RIT’s Integrated Plastics Center of the College of Applied Science and Technology.

Left to right: Karen Proctor, associate professor and program chair of packaging science at RIT; Spencer Kim, assistant professo
Left to right: Karen Proctor, associate professor and program chair of packaging science at RIT; Spencer Kim, assistant professo

The grant, made over three years, will fund American Packaging’s graduate assistantship and provides a one-year tuition stipend to two RIT grad students. The grant was announced by Peter Schottland, president and CEO of Rochester, NY-based American Packaging, during a recent visit to the campus.

Launched last year, RIT’s 1걄-sq’ plastics center is used to evaluate and characterize plastics and to develop cost-effective packaging.

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