PMMI Chairman and Morrison Container Handling Solutions President Nick Wilson joined Professor Niaz Latif of Purdue Univeristy Calumet at a recent American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) event to present on the combined efforts of the packaging manufacturing and education communities to develop Mechatronics education.
“The packaging industry needs staff who could handle both electrical and mechanical design, installation and troubleshooting,” Wilson said. “The Mechatronics program at Purdue University fills that need, providing graduates that are uniquely suited to the modern manufacturing environment.”
The pair focused on the development of the mechatronics program at Purdue University Calumet, and the Center for Packaging Machinery Industry (CPMI), a partnership between the school and the packaging industry. The success of the school’s mechatronics program, developed in partnership with packaging machinery manufacturers and PMMI, has resulted in over $750,000 in grants and repeated success in PACK EXPO’s Student Design Competition.
“The Mechatronics program at Purdue University Calumet is a prime example of how close partnership between educational institutions and industry stakeholders, like PMMI and their members, can move the industry forward,” Wilson added.