History of Polymer Education in the United States through the Efforts of the Committee on Polymer Education and the Intersociety Polymer Education Council
Polymers and High Performance Materials
The Committee on Polymer Education (PolyEd) had its initial planning meeting in 1974. The Intersociety Polymer Education Council (IPEC) has been active since 1990 as an outgrowth of PolyEd. Because of the activities of PolyEd and IPEC, basic polymer concepts have become a required part of undergraduate education and a more common topic in the curriculum for K-12 students. A brief history of polymer education is given. The current and future activities of PolyEd and IPEC are described.
Journal of Chemical Education
Carraher, C. E.,
Blum, F. D.,
Droske, J. P.,
Ford, W. T.,
Howell, B. A.,
Long, J. M.,
Morgan, S. E.
(2017). History of Polymer Education in the United States through the Efforts of the Committee on Polymer Education and the Intersociety Polymer Education Council. Journal of Chemical Education, 94(11), 1607-1609.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/17648