NC State Paper Science And Engineering Students Blogging Across China
Twenty-two students majoring in paper science and engineering at North Carolina State University are engaged in an exciting educational experience this summer and are sharing that experience with others through this blog. Accompanied by faculty and sponsors, they are spending ten days in May, touring paper mills in China. Dr. Hou-min Chang, retired professor in the paper science program at NC State and a TAPPI Fellow arranged the mill visits.
The visit is the direct result of contacts established in November 2006 when several NC State faculty and Directors of the Pulp and Paper Foundation traveled to Nanjing, China to participate in the organization of the Pulp and Paper Foundation at Nanjing Forestry University. “This visit to China by our students is a great opportunity for them to see first-hand the new mills in China and to meet industry peers,” said Steve Kelley, Department Head for Wood and Paper Science at NC State. In addition to touring several mills, students are visiting Nanjing Forestry University, home to one of the larger paper science and engineering programs in China.
NC State PSE prepares students for jobs in today’s industry and develops the next generation of science & technology. International opportunities contribute to a unique and comprehensive global view of the positive developments and advancements in our industry and our academic institutions.