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The Division of Polymer Chemistry, Inc (POLY) is a non-profit technical division of the American Chemical Society. POLY has thousands of member from around the globe who are interested in the synthesis, characterization, and application of polymers to advance society and meet global needs.  POLY regularly hosts workshops, supports symposia, manages awards, and facilitates education and training in the field of polymer chemistry, nationally and internationally.  Join us today!

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POLY/PMSE Polymer Science Video Demo
Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the recent video demo competition. They created a fun, educational laboratory demo demonstrating polymer science fundamentals. View the videos by clicking the links below!

  • Jack Ly, Program Manager and Research Scientist UES, Inc.: “Viscoelastic behavior of polymers
    • Co-contributors: Dr. Kara Martin – Lead Research Chemist at AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate and Dr. Lisa Rueschhoff – Lead Materials Research Engineer at AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate with cameos of Mr. Bill and Ted Bunny
  • Arizona State University POLY/PMSE Student Chapter: Lead by Clarissa Westover and Rose McDonough (graduate students at ASU): ASU POLY 

Upcoming Award Deadlines

Paul J. Flory Polymer Education Award
Purpose: Recognize, encourage, & stimulate outstanding achievements by an individual or team in promoting undergraduate and/or graduate polymer education.
Award:  $3,000, Plaque, ACS Symposia, & $2,000 Travel
Application Due:  7/1/2023

Industrial Polymer Scientist Award
Purpose: Recognize outstanding industrial innovation & creativity in the application of Polymer Science, conducted by individual scientists or research teams.
Award:  $4,000, Plaque, ACS Symposia, & Travel Expenses
Application Due:  7/31/2023

Herman F. Mark Young, Scholar, & Senior Awards
Purpose: Recognize excellence in basic or applied research & leadership in polymer science by scientists of all ages.
Award (each): $1,500, Plaque, & ACS Symposia
Application Due: 11/1/2023

POLY Fellows Award
Purpose: Recognize outstanding achievements in & contributions to polymer science & the profession.
Award:  Plaque & recognition at the 2024 Spring ACS Meeting
Application Due:  11/30/2023

– visit the individual award pages for more information –

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