Video Resource Library
A Brief History of Rubber: An animated short, that gives audiences a fun and quick overview of the history behind a very important polymer.
- Download - 10 basic comprehension questions for use with this video
- Download - 8 classroom discussion topics for use with this video
- Classroom Lesson Plan: A Brief History of Rubber
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
Impact Testing Demonstrations
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
Ball Bouncing Experiment
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