• Jason Wang

    Jason Wang

    Western student powers launch of new compostability testing center

  • Two paper technology students holding a paper sample off the machine

    Hands-on learning

  • Girl at the machine

    Real-world experience

  • Two students text the quality of the paper sample

    Forging the future

  • Student dress in a suit with backpack on his way to class

    Foundation for success

Video of Paper Engineering at WMU

The Western Michigan University Paper Technology Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation founded by industry leaders in 1958. The mission of the corporation has been and continues to be to support the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University. The Paper Technology Foundation's primary roles have been to recruit students for the paper and allied industries and support those students with competitive scholarships. In the last 10 years, the foundation has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships.


Two student award recipients on either side of Tim Hagenbuch.

Before touring our website, please learn more about our foundation by viewing our welcome message from the President Mike Farrell and Managing Director Brian Pahl.

  • 2 dozen corporate members

  • 80 current students

  • $20k award offer per student

  • 1 of 4 ABET programs