During Spring Break 2013, Dr. Pong Malasri (Packaging Department) visited the Universidad DeLaSalle Bajio (Leon, Mexico) to discuss packaging research collaboration opportunities between DeLasalle Bajio and Christian Brothers University. His proposals and implementation plans were well received; furthermore, DeLaSalle sent Daniel Olivares to attend the 2013 HPC Spring Meeting in April hosted by CBU Healthcare Packaging Consortium to expound on his knowledge and education, ensuring the success of this new course.
Dr. Malasri plans to offer PKG/ME 498 Special Topics in Transport Packaging in the Spring of 2014. He plans to take the class during Spring Break to Universidad DeLaSalle Bajio (Leon, Mexico), consisting of two days of lectures and three days of visiting industries in Leon and nearby cities. This course focuses on the preparation for students to become a certified packaging lab technician. Additionally, students have an option to register to take an exam given by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA).
For those who are interested in working in packaging, being an ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technician is an excellent qualification to land a part-time or full-time position. There are about 400+ ISTA Certified Packaging Lab Technicians worldwide! Dr. Malasri is one such certified technician, overseeing CBU’s Packaging Lab which is also certified by ISTA as a commercial lab. CBU’s lab has provided test services to various companies in the last few years, including Merck, Olympus Surgical Technologies, Jabil, Stein World, and many more!
Travel cost should be about $2,000 per student. The optional ISTA test will be approximately $200 additional.
Fortunately for all you science and engineering majors, his course would only require PHYS 150 Physics I and MATH 131 Calculus I as pre-requisites.
For more information on the upcoming trip please contact Dr. Malasri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Melanie Horne, Psychology ’14