"I chose The University of Akron because of its reputation in the field of polymers. I knew that I wanted to attend a program with a focus on polymeric materials. My criteria for picking a program was finding a place where there were a number of professors doing work that I would like to do."
Michael Wilson, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science
"I came to the college as an undergraduate REU intern and worked on functionalization of poly(lactic acid) in Dr. Pugh’s group. I gained a great deal of experience and knowledge during the internship. It was a no brainer after that to come back as a graduate student."
Abdala Bashir, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science
"If you asked me in my first year, I would tell you it was because of Akron’s notoriety and fame as a top research institute in Polymers. Today, I would tell you what made me proud to have made that choice, which is experiencing firsthand the excellent professors and researchers who have made this institute what it is today."
Kewei Liu, Ph.D. candidate in Polymer Science