SAVE THE DATE - MAY 9-11, 2018

Polymers Appreciation Days and the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering's 30th Anniversary Celebration

More information and details to come.

Information from last year's Polymers Appreciation Day - May 12, 2017

Congratulations to our inaugural College Alumni Award winner Dr. Frank N. Kelley, and Distinguished Alumni Award winners Ms. Rochelle Woods and Dr. Christopher Li!

Polymers Appreciation Day was made a success by the many contributions of all who attended in the celebration of significant achievements of our alumni and students.

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Dr. Frank N. Kelley, College Alumni Award Winner, Dean Emeritus College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering

Ms. Rochelle Woods, DPE Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, President, Rochelle A. Woods, LLC

Dr. Christopher Li, DPS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, Professor, Drexel University Soft Materials

Congratulations Guodong Deng (left), Vrushali Bhagat (center), and Elena Silantyeva (right) on being selected as the top 3 entries of the LORD Corporation student poster competition! Each winner received an iPad supported by the generosity of LORD Corporation.


Make a donation to the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s scholarship fund and receive your very own Dr. Frank N. Kelley bobblehead!

This year, for the 2017 Polymers Appreciation Day for Alumni & Industry, you have the opportunity to purchase a bobblehead of our first College Alumni Award winner – Dean Emeritus Dr. Frank N. Kelley. That’s right – encased in polymer and looking sharp, you too can own your very own professor bobblehead by making a donation of at least $200.

All proceeds will go directly into the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s scholarship fund for students. (Please note: ONLY checks or credit cards can be accepted)

Please help us grow our scholarship fund while you acquire a legacy souvenir of a great professor and our founding dean!

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  • DPS Travel Awards
  • Eastman Chemical Company Fellowship
  • Eastman Travel Awards
  • Frank N. Kelley Graduate Student Award
  • Goodyear Fellowship
  • LORD Corporation Fellowship
  • Lubrizol Fellowships
  • Maria D. Ellul and Jeffrey L. Sain Endowed Fellowship
  • Maurice Morton Award
  • Ohio Rubber Group (ORG) Graduate Student Awards
  • Ohio Soybean Council Foundation Scholarship
  • Ronald K. Eby Award
  • Victor I. Montenyohl Scholarships