Cal Poly Teams Place in AICC’s 2017 Student Packaging Challenge

Two Cal Poly packaging teams ranked highly at the AICC 2017 Student Packaging Design Competition’s structural challenge section.

The competition asked student teams to develop a corrugated shipping container that could safely package a hammer and four light bulbs. The teams of industrial technology and consumer packaging solutions students created their designs during ITP 408: Paper and Paperboard Packaging course taught by lecturer Irene Carbonell during spring quarter.

Second place went to the “EZ-Bulb” design, created by industrial technology students Austin Kron (Palo Alto) and Derek Breshears (SLO) and business administration student Kevin Rivas (San Jose). Third place went to “Eco-Light Bulb & Box” designed by industrial technology students Paige Topole (Mountain View), Simeon Comanescu (Pleasanton), and Atlanta Nguyen (Sacramento). Both teams received prize money for their entries.

For more information on AICC’s student design competitions, visit