Learn from Us

This page is intended to serve as a portal for sharing basic packaging information with you. Projects that are showcased are largely produced by undergraduate students with the intention of teaching others. In this section we strive not only to teach but also to entertain. Enjoy!


The Elixir Sulfanilamide Incident

By Doug Furgason, Andrew Rolsma and Greg Simmons

The 1937 Elixir Sulfanilamide incident catalyzed the action of the US Congress in 1938. The result was the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938, the Act which to this day remains the major source of power for the United States Food and Drug Administration. In this VOD cast Doug Furgason, Andrew Rolsma and Greg Simmons review the incident and the Act.

Program Links Packaging Professionals and Medical Personnel

Medical Simulation offers insights into context

HUB Researchers, in conjunction with the Learning and Assessment Center and Oliver Tolas Healthcare Packaging have offered the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience, a conference intended to investigate how context, among other things, influences the success or failure of packaging design in hands of healthcare providers (OR, ED and paramedics. Personnel in this video are participating in an Emergency Department Simulation.


Presented here is the collaborative efforts of HUB researchers, Julia Breisinger and Raghav Prashant Sundar. The tutorial presents basic, intermediate and advanced techniques that are employed when using Solid Works software. Solid works is a software that enables the creation of 3D renderings. Enjoy!