Akron Global Polymer Academy

The Akron Global Polymer Academy at The University of Akron assists the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering in creating and disseminating knowledge about polymer science, polymer engineering, and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education by supporting initiatives in P-16 education and other distributive education ventures. Providing consulting and training services to the polymer industry worldwide, the Akron Polymer Training Center is the workforce development division of the Akron Global Polymer Academy.

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King and Friends Science Olympiad

King Elementary School Students and "friends" in grades 2 to 6 can participate in Science Olympiad.

Team practices are held weekly (on Sundays) starting January 22, 2017, and ending with the King and Friends Science Olympiad and Potluck celebration on March 5, 2017.

Science Olympiad is a national program in which students learn science through active, hands-on participation, with an emphasis on problem solving and team-building skills. Students participate in events designed to be fun, exciting, and challenging. Some events require knowledge of science facts and concepts, while others rely on scientific processes, skills or applications; therefore, students with varying abilities and skills can participate. The team spirit and good citizenship that students develop will be beneficial throughout their lives.

Every King Elementary School student, former King students, and friends from neighboring areas in grades 2 to 6 are eligible to practice for up to four events. It's fun and like being in a science club. Students are encouraged to sign up to practice for more than one event.

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Upward Bound Math and Science

Upward Bound Math and Science is a federally funded TRiO program which prepares 9th - 12th grade students in targeted Akron Public Schools for postsecondary education. Participants should have a strong interest in math, science or engineering.

Visit the Upward Bound Math Science Website