Specright Annual Scholarship: Packaging Students Weigh in on How to Tackle Sustainability

By Adam Armstrong

Specright Annual Scholarship: Packaging Students Weigh in on How to Tackle Sustainability

Posted on May 19, 2022
  • May 19, 2022

Specright Annual Scholarship: Packaging Students Weigh in on How to Tackle Sustainability

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Specright awarded its second annual scholarship to three packaging students from UW Stout and Michigan State University. The scholarship is available to students in all packaging programs Specright is partnered with. This year, the scholarship is recognizing packaging students with innovative ideas on how to approach sustainability using Specification Management.

Students were asked to write a paper on which three sustainability metrics they think are critical to the future of  industry and how those metrics work together as a multidimensional approach to sustainability. 

“It is stated that about 40% of the world’s plastics waste comes from the packaging industry alone, which is staggering – considering the packaging industry is still rapidly growing. With this understanding, we must prioritize innovation, but sustainable innovation,” said Brandon Coleman, MSU Packaging student and scholarship winner.

The scholarship is a part of Specright’s Academia program, which enables packaging programs at universities to use Specright in the classroom. The program provides students with access to Specright’s leadership team, hands-on experience using its Specification Data Management platform, and an understanding of and how to analyze data to drive business outcomes. 

“Given the importance of packaging, we want to help future generations of professionals grow and begin to think critically about how their work impacts our world,” said Matthew Wright, Founder and CEO of Specright. “These students will be driving the next wave of packaging innovation and that’s exciting.”

Specright’s goal is to continue to eradicate tribal knowledge through supply chain digitization. By instilling better data management and practices early on in students’ careers, such as in the classroom, students can enter their first industry role innovating and optimizing, rather than spending time chasing data in spreadsheets and legacy, disparate systems.


2022 Specright Scholarship Winners

Anna Kent – 1st Place, UW Stout

Brandon Coleman – 2nd Place, MSU

Emma Camlek – 3rd Place, UW Stout



Specright is the first purpose-built platform for Specification Data Management™. Whether it’s packaging, raw materials, formulas, products, or machines, Specright helps companies digitize, map, and take action across their supply chain to reduce costs, increase profitability, and drive sustainability. For more information, visit: www.specright.com.



Specright has partnered with top packaging programs internationally to provide its Specification Data Management system to students. By incorporating Specright into coursework, universities and professors have introduced the industry standards and best practices surrounding specifications to their students. Specright is a cloud based system, making it easy to deploy, teach, and use in the classroom. To learn more about using Specright in your classroom or Alma mater, contact Danielle Goad at [email protected]