Higher Education Collaboration in Polymers and Biomimicry
The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering is a leading resource in higher education STEM, which is why CPSPE and the Akron Global Polymer Academy have teamed up with the Summit Educational Service Center to form a STEM leadership cadre.
It’s Not Just Rocket Science - It’s Polymers!
Recently, representatives from NASA reached out to the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering’s Akron Polymer Technology Services (APTS) to customize a course in material science for their technicians.
Polymer professor awarded $2 million for leading research in fighting opioid epidemic
Dr. Matthew Becker’s pioneering research has received the largest grant given to a higher education institution as part of the Third Frontier Commission effort combatting the opioid crisis.
Becker Awarded $2M by State of Ohio for Opioid Research
Dr. Matthew Becker, W. Gerald Austen Professor of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering, has been awarded $2,000,000 by the State of Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission. Competitive grants totaling $10M were awarded to support scientific breakthroughs to solve the national opioid crisis. The awards are part of Ohio's two-pronged strategy to drive innovative research and development in opioid and addiction science.
PPG Foundation donates $40,000 to polymer research mentorship program
Funds will assist selected student researchers and their doctoral student mentors in this new program.