Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation Joins Two Sides as an Allied Organization

Submitted by: Phil Riebel 09/26/2012

The Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) Foundation at Miami University has a long history of attracting students to careers of leadership in the pulp and paper industry.

Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation
650 E. High Street,
Engineering Building, Room 64B
Oxford, Ohio 45056-1462
Contact:  Jonathan C. Kerr, Executive Director
T:  513-529-0781
E:  kerrjc@muohio.edu
www.eas.muohio.edu/psf/

“The Miami University Paper Science & Engineering Foundation supports Two Sides mission to promote the sustainability of paper and enthusiastically joins their effort to clarify misconceptions about the environmental performance of U.S. paper industry.”

- Jonathan C. Kerr, Executive Director

The Paper Science & Engineering (PSE) Foundation at Miami University has a long history of attracting students to careers of leadership in the pulp and paper industry.  Founded by area paper companies in 1960, the Foundation helps meet the needs of the global paper business by providing engineering graduates who speak the unique language of the industry. The Foundation augments the academic curriculum delivered by the Chemical and Paper Engineering (CPE) Department.    

Perhaps the biggest contribution the PSE Foundation makes is bringing together industry support for students in the form of merit-based scholarship funding and access to co-op jobs, summer internships and permanent jobs upon graduation.  By the time CPE students are accepted to the program, the Foundation is already working with them to develop a deeper understanding of the career options that are available within the global paper industry.  From production to research to sales and marketing, there are a wide variety of high paying jobs that demand highly trained engineers.  Every year since the PSE Foundation’s inception, there have been more jobs available than there are students to fill them, and every student has had multiple jobs from which to choose, even in trying economic times.