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The POLY division of ACS is dedicated to the spread of information and education about polymers to scientists, engineers, and the greater general public. Specific resources are listed below.

Macromolecular Alliance of Community, Resources, and Outreach: MACRO

MACRO is a newly created committee that is being support by both the POLY and PMSE divisions of ACS. Current leadership includes, Philip Costanzo from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Co-chair: POLY), Dominik Konkolewicz Miami University, OH (Co-chair: PMSE), and Liz Sterner from Lebanon Valley College, PA (Lead on cirriculum)

Our goal is grow and develop the polymer community by supporting three distinct initiatives, which are : 1) curriculum; 2) professional development; 3) outreach.

Polymer Ambassadors

Polymer Ambassadors are talented and dedicated K­-12 classroom teachers located coast­-to­-coast who arrange, organize, and present workshops and demonstrations. Typical venues for their presentations are National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) national, regional, and STEM conferences, American Chemical Society (ACS) meetings, as well as many local – state conferences. Their workshops generally relate polymer science to topics that interest K­-12 students.

Sci Cafes

POLY provides financial support for Sci Cafes which bring the science of polymers to audiences of the general public.

Other Resources

K-12 Resources

Chemistry, Polymers, and Science Resources

Other Professional Organizations Related to Polymers

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