Packaging students win AICC competitions

August 3, 2021

The Association of Independent Corrugated Converters (AICC) recently announced the winners of their 2021 Student Design Competition. This year’s prompt was to create a “Quarantine Survival Kit” corrugated shipper. Students in Clemson course PKSC 3200 rose the the challenge under the direction of Dr. Andrew Hurley. The Packaging Design Competition Committee selected a Clemson team comprised of four packaging seniors (Logan Vinson, Thomas Breslin, Marcus Dodds and James Linenbrink) as the first place winner, for their design “Trove: Quarantine Chest.”

A second Clemson team comprised of four packaging seniors (Tucker Nelson, Tyler Kirkland, Wil Gates and Nick Miller) tied for third place, for their design “Gifts on the Go.”

The first-place team receives a total cash award of $500. In addition to the monetary award, each student receives an engraved plaque commemorating their win in the competition. One team member will be able to attend the AICC/TAPPI SuperCorrExpo held August 8-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The all-expense-paid trip includes educational programming along with numerous networking opportunities to meet those working in the packaging industry. Click here to learn more about the competition.

AICC has also selected Clemson students Lauren Toler (Graphic Communications graduate) and Mary Werner (Packaging Science undergraduate) to win two first-place Troll scholarships. They will be attending SuperCorrExpo in Orlando, FL the week of August 9. Click here to learn more about the scholarships.


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