MII Summer REU Program

Packaging Education

Virginia Tech offers a plethora of packaging-oriented education opportunities.  Spearheaded a full-fledged undergraduate packaging degree within the nationally renowned College of Natural Resources and Education [ranked No. 1 by USA Today in 2015] as well as numerous REU opportunities within the Macromolecules Innovation Institute.

B.S. Packaging Systems and Design

CP2S Packaging
Laszlo Horvath CP2S headshot

Virginia Tech offers an entire baccalaureate degree through the College of Natural Resources and Environment. Students attend classes geared towards the ever-changing environment of the packaging industry that are lead by faculty closely tied to the field. Class sizes are small to encourage a personal approach all the while outfitting the entirety of the curriculum with hands-on laboratory segments to ensure students leave the program with the necessary expertise to be immediately effective.

More information about a B.S. in Packaging Science can be found here.

Graduate Program in Macromolecular Science and Engineering

Chemistry professor Tim Long with graduate students
Graduate student and her professor look at a flask in a lab

The Macromolecular Science and Engineeringgraduate degree (MACR) is a university-based degree program spanning multiple departments, with research and classes conducted under the direction of faculty from:

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Sustainable Biomaterials

Students may design their programs of study to focus in one (or more) of the following areas: 

  • polymer structure
  • polymer processing
  • polymer synthesis
  • polymer mechanics
  • composites and structures
  • polymers in medicine and biology
  • adhesion and surface science
  • micro- and opto- electronics

Click here to learn more