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University of Wisconsin-Stout


231 Jarvis Technology Wing at University of Wisconsin-Stout Menomonie Wisconsin 54751


Robert Meisner (Programe Director, Associate Professor)

Other staff

Joongmin Shin (Associate Professor)

John Scheffler (Associate professor)

Min Degruson (Assistant Professor)





The bachelor of packaging science degree in University of Wisconsin Stout is the second oldest packaging education major in the US. The number of packaging majors at our UW-Stout is currently 225, and has also proved to be recession-proof with a long and continuing track record of nearly 100 percent job placement of its graduates. The program combines general education with technical and professional studies. We provide students with an opportunity to apply theory to real problems. Through laboratory and co-op work experiences, you will apply the principles of science, mathematics and communications skills. Finally, we try to provide the results of the research and educational effort conducted in the program to industry and other communities. Our specialized staffs have developed a curriculum to prepare graduates to work with both traditional and emerging materials, manufacturing processes and technologies. Our resources include a cooperative education program and the Stout Technology Transfer Institute, a nationally recognized center that assists industry in solving problems. As you progress toward graduation, both will provide opportunities to learn through on-the-job experiences while still enrolled at the university. Our current research projects are --Developing antimicrobial plastics using surface modification technique --Developing biopolymer using corn husk --Active agent release technique using cyclodextrin --Biobaded oxygen scavenger for medical packaging application.


IAPRI 2018

The 21st IAPRI World Conference on Packaging will take place between 19-22 June in Zhuhai, China. It is hosted by Jinan University and Hunan University of Technology. For more information please click here

Latest News

IAPRI Extends the Deadline for the PepsiCo Student Exchange Scholarship for Research

IAPRI is pleased to announce that PepsiCo is sponsoring the 2018-2019 IAPRI Student Exchange Scholarship.

PepsiCo had stated this in support of the Scholarship: 'We believe this scholarship will provide a deserving student the critical skills and research experience in the field of packaging, needed for a successful career in a packaging or a consumer products company.'

The scholarship is $7,000 and 6 months with the objective of graduate students travel to a member organisation to undertake research that will enhance their work. We have a number of members who are interested in hosting students and we will help applicants contact potential hosts.

The deadline for submissions has beem extended until the 19th of March 2018. Full details will be found at