Title

History of Polymer Education in the United States through the Efforts of the Committee on Polymer Education and the Intersociety Polymer Education Council

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2017

Department

Polymers and High Performance Materials

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Chemical Education

Volume

94

Issue

11

First Page

1607

Last Page

1609

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