Polymer Science alumnus wins Young Scientist Award from Science Academy Society in Turkey
Dr. Bülent Akgün, PhD Polymer Science 2007, currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey, has been recognized with a 2016 Young Scientists Program (BAGEP) Award by the Science Academy Society in Turkey.
Akron Global Polymer Academy Inspires K-12 Students with Hands-On Polymer Experiences
On April 20th and 27th, 55 students visited the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering and the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance. These students earned their field trip to UA through participation in Akron Public School’s First Annual Chemistry Erlenmeyer Flask Three Fold Challenge—a partnership with Chemistry teachers across the district aimed at promoting shared community experiences with other teachers/students and learning through direct experiences and problem-solving.
May Safety Focus: Lab Coats
Lab Coats is the topic for the May Safety Focus. You will be required to wear a lab coat, gloves and safety glasses when you are working in the lab.
Dr. Coleen Pugh’s presentation at ACS National Meeting is identified as “The Best Presentation”
Dr. Coleen Pugh presented a paper entitled “Soy-Based Resins and Fillers for Thermoset Composites” at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego, California in March 2016. Dr. Pugh’s presentation at the meeting was identified by the session chair, Dr. Don Wardius (of Covestro), as the “Best Presentation” of her session in the symposium on Sustainable Polymers, Processes & Applications.
CPSPE Director of Outreach, Paula Watt, speaks about the benefits of collaboration between industry and research scientists in Plastics News
“University researchers and industry scientists and engineers tend to think differently,” said Paula Watt, outreach director for the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron. “But collaboration is a necessity.” - Plastics News
May 11, 2016:
Tosoh Bioscience 2016 Polymer Characterization Workshop
May 12, 2016:
Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC) 2016 Spring Meeting
May 24, 2016:
SPE ANTEC 2016 Networking Event [External]
June 19, 2016:
12th National Graduate Research Polymer Conference