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Video Resource Library

A Brief History of Rubber

An animated overview of the history behind one very important polymer.


Laser Lab Demonstration

Graduate student Rebecca Agapov works with lasers in Dr. Mark Foster's laboratory.


Geckos Inspire Polymer Scientists at The University of Akron


Polymer Lab Demonstration

Graduate student Emily Rosenthal creates a polymer in Dr. Judit Puskas' laboratory.


AGPA Polymer Putty Demonstration

Learn how to create Polymer Putty in this video demonstration.


Happy Sad Balls

Experimenting with Glass Transition Temperatures


Effects of Liquid Nitrogen on Rubber


How to Build Polymer Rockets!


Introduction to Polymer Processing


Effects of Liquid Nitrogen on Natural Rubber


Effects of Liquid Nitrogen on a Balloon


Ball and Ring Demonstration



How to Make a Balloon Ball


How to Make a Device for "Measuring Stickiness"


How to Make an Apparatus for "Tape Strength Testing"


Chihuly Polymer Sculpture Installation

Time-lapse footage showing the construction of the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering's Dale Chihuly sculpture.


Rubber Tree Tapping

Watch how natural rubber is collected from a rubber tree.


Cutting-Edge Research

Dr. Mark Foster talks about his polymer surfaces and interfaces research involving nano, biomedical applications, computer displays, and military applications.


Cutting-Edge Research

Dr. Judit Puskas talks about her breast implant research.


Research in 90 Seconds

Graduate student Clinton Wiener talks about his research project.


Career Paths and Advice

Dr. Mark Foster talks about his education, research, and career decisions, while also offering advice to future researchers.


Career Paths and Advice

Dr. Judit Puskas talks about how she got started in her career as a research scientist and offers advice to the next generation of researchers.


Flexible Film Technologies at The University of Akron