Now in its fourth year, the Australian Institute of Packaging, in conjunction with Cormack Packaging, has presented its scholarship to Nancy Malik, a UTS Sydney student.
The scholarship is given to one of 20 students in the Cormack Innovation Awards and gives the winner the opportunity to undertake packaging education through AIP-run half day training courses and conferences.
The scholarship recipient also wins an all expenses paid trip to attend either the AIP biennial National Conference in either Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane, or the biennial AIP National Technical Forum, which is held alongside AUSPACK PLUS and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne.
The winner also receives complimentary registration to three half day training courses in NSW and a free one year membership to the AIP.
Nancy Malik from Sydney's UTS is this year's AIP Scholarship recipient.
"It is wonderful to be at the frontline of innovation in packaging and the AIP Scholarship is a great opportunity for me," she said.
"I have always had a passion for plastics and for common-type products and fulfilling the needs of everyday people. FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) is an area I would like to be involved in. I have been interested in packaging and really enjoyed an internship I completed at a consultancy firm working on packaging, seeing how things evolve in a 3D form and how packaging affects the way that someone uses a product."
Malik was also a Highly Commended winner in the Cormack Packaging Awards for her 'Fairy's Castle' design, which is a two-part packaging solution aimed at children. Part one is a hygienic, touch-free plastic housing to be mounted on a wall at a child-friendly height, and part two is a Colgate junior pump pack, re-engineered to dispense an appropriate amount of toothpaste for a child.