PORTSMOUTH – Plastic Engineering Technology (PET) students from Shawnee University recently visited the Milacron manufacturing company. An industrial partner of the SSU PET program, Milacron employs several graduates of the program and also offers internships to many current students of SSU.
During the visit, students had the opportunity to visit the facility and laboratories, as well as attend a cognitive session to learn more about current projects and initiatives of the company. Aiden White, a sophomore and current president of the SDU branch of the Society of Plastic Engineers, organized a field trip for his classmates.
“Whenever we have the opportunity to visit or visit a factory, it is extremely helpful as it gives us motivation as to what we are working on,” he said.
Using the Student Club as a way to foster education and leadership in students, Department Chair and Associate Professor PET Miller linked White with company employees and then stepped back for him to set up a visit and plan an agenda. During the visit, the group also met with several staff members, as well as Milacron President McJones. The network gave students the opportunity to learn about different roles in the company.
“It was very interesting to see how each employee, regardless of role, works together to make the most effective and innovative products,” White said.
SSU’s four-year PET program offers a practical approach to intensive training in plastics, chemistry, physics, advanced mathematics and engineering. The program also emphasizes communication to help students create the skills needed to interact with internal and external clients.
“This is a very student-oriented university that offers many useful resources that have so far proved useful to my education,” White said. “The SDU Plastics Program fascinated me the most because it provided a promising future, an excellent education, and many networking opportunities.”
To learn more about Shawnee University’s Plastic Engineering Technology program, visit www.shawnee.edu/plastics.
Students at Shawnee University’s Plastic Engineering Technology program recently visited the Milacron manufacturing company.