Honor Colleagues | Reconnect | Network

Dr. Lynn Yanyo, College Alumni Award Winner

Dr. Patrick Hager, DPS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

Mr. Parimal Vadhar, DPE Distinguished Alumni Award Winner

The College invites you to join us in celebration of our College Alumni Award Winner, Dr. Lynn Yanyo, and our Department Distinguished Alumni Award Winners, Dr. Patrick Hager (Polymer Science) and Mr. Parimal Vadhar (Polymer Engineering).

The College will host a one day symposium in celebration of the outstanding achievements of our alumni and students. In addition to an award luncheon for our students and alumni honorees, the program will feature academic and industry expert presentations with an emphasis on the critical need to develop an ecosystem of Circular Polymers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about current events and meet new faculty and staff hires. The day will provide ample opportunities to network with the global Akron polymer community and reconnect with faculty, fellow alumni and colleagues.

Unable to join us during the day? That’s ok!

Beginning at 4:30 pm there will be a reception and poster session in the Goodyear Polymer Center. Join Zippy and meet our students and faculty who are ready to inspire you with the cutting-edge research underway in the College. You can also participate in campus tours and visit our new Polymer Labs.


Friday, May 17 - Goodyear Polymer Center

Symposium: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Reception and Poster Session: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This year, the registration is complimentary by the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. However, you are required to register so we can print your badge and include your participation in the evening reception. We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Register Now

Online registration closes after May 13.


Goodyear Polymer Center
170 University Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Free parking is available the day of the event at all lots on The University of Akron's campus.
These lots are located near the Goodyear Polymer Center:
Lot 34 - Computer Center Parking, 275 Wolf Ledges
Lot 27 - North Campus Lot, East Buchtel
Lot 26 - North Campus Deck, 255 East Buchtel



Symposium: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Reception and Poster Session: 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Full agenda details coming soon.