Stout Packaging Association


About Us

We are the Stout Packaging Association (or SPA for short)

Our main focus is to provide networking and educational opportunities that help students to become packaging professionals.

Pack Jam 2024 Highlights

Pack Jam committee members setting up in anticipation of attendee arrival

Opening keynote presentation featuring Cory Connors and a panel of his network

Design competition winners next to their winning pallet stack configuration

Networking Fair feature 43 companies

Fall 2023 Highlights

Backyard Bash Fun!

SPA members with Johnsonville Bratwursts at the meeting Cookout

SPA and SWE visit Ecolab's Packaging Engineering Lab (Eagan, MN)

MN and WI IoPP Chapter Presentation

Gingerbread house competition Winners

International Corrugated Foundation pizza box folding competition

PackExpo 2023 Highlights

UW-Stout SPA Group at Stout Booth in Las Vegas

SPA Students at the Women's Leadership Event

SPA Students: Protective Packaging

Amazing Race Winners

SPA Board on the Las Vegas Strip

Visting Spec Right Booth

Pack Jam 2023 Highlights

PackJam Welcome Reception at Clemson University

Group of SPA Girls at PackJam Welcome Reception

SPA Students Outside Clemson Packaging & Design Building

SPA Students at Clemson Stadium

Spring 2023 Highlights

SPA Students Take a Tour of the Boston Scientific Facility (Arden Hills, MN)

SPA Students Compete in Annual Egg Drop Competition

SPA Students Tour the Pierce Co. Recycling & Waste Facility

SPA Students Win Yeti Cooler, Glow in the Dark Bocce Ball, and a Bose Speaker from Team Packaging Presentation

Four Packaging Association Students received recognition for their Co-op & Student of the Year Awards

The Packaging Association met with the Packaging Advisory Committee (PAC) on the South Lawn

Pack Expo 2022 Highlights

Some of the 32 SPA Members in Pack Expo Chicago

SPA Members at the Woman in Leadership Breakfast

SPA Board at PrinkPack Dinner

SPA Members enjoying the Expo

2 SPA Members placing 1st and 3rd in the Amazing Packaging Race

SPA Members out on the town in Chicago

Fall 2022 Highlights

SPA Board at the Backyard Bash

SPA Wednesday Meeting with Johnson & Johnson and Plastic Ingenuity

Learn more...

Head to our 'About Us' tab to learn more about the club and how you can get involved!