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Reu site for polymer science and engineering gustavo carri university of akron dmr 1004747

REU: Site for Polymer Science and Engineering Gustavo Carri, University of Akron, DMR 1004747

  • Twelve NSF-supported undergraduate students participated in a 12-week summer internship program in 2011 where they gained practical, hands-on research experience in Polymer Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Biomaterials.

  • Some Research Topics from 2011

  • Effect of Paracrine Signaling on Primary Chondrocyte Phenotypes in RGD Derivatized PEG Hydrogels (R. Boettcher)

  • Detection of Defects in Polymer Films Using Nano-Particles (S. Chari)

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Low Molecular Weight Polymers For Drug Delivery (R. Kaiser)

  • Synthesis and Characterization of Ionomers Prepared from Renewable Monomers (A. Roy)

  • Construction of MetallomacrocyclicSupramolecular Architectures (J. Wax)

  • “Grafting-to” Synthesis of Fluorinated Polyhedral OligomericSilsesquioxane-EncappedPolycaprolactone (K. Wilson)


Reu site for polymer science and engineering gustavo carri university of akron dmr 10047471

REU: Site for Polymer Science and Engineering Gustavo Carri, University of Akron, DMR 1004747

  • The interns also participated in many educational activities.

  • Some Educational Activities 2011

  • 2-hour lectures in Biomaterials, Polymer Engineering, Chemistry, and Physics

  • Safety Training,2 lectures on Ethics

  • 4 visits to companies, local hospitals and government labs

  • 4 faculty research presentations

  • 5 panel discussions about careers in industry, academia, government and others

  • Poster presentation at the Northeast Ohio Undergraduate Research Conference (OAI)

  • 1 lecture about how to prepare a technical presentation/paper

  • Departmental Seminars


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