Welcome!

Welcome to the Akron Global Polymer Academy's outreach to K-12 science education. Our goal is to provide a variety of resources to educate students of all ages about polymer science and polymer engineering.

For teachers, we offer a variety of inquiry-based lesson plans that can be utilized as innovative,engaging, and powerful vehicles to ignite students' interest in science.

In an effort to meet the needs of professional development providers, we offer inquiry-based modules for teacher education. These education resources are aligned to national standards for professional development, content standards, and best teaching practices.

Begin your journey with us by viewing our introductory presentation: What Are Polymers?.

What's New?

Click on the logo below to visit our 8th Annual Rubber Band Contest for Young Inventors website!

Rubber Band Contest 2014

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FROM AKRON SPE! - Application info available HERE.

The purpose of the Akron Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship Program is to promote knowledge in polymer science, engineering, and technology. Started in 1988, it has awarded over $300,000 to area students. Preference is given to students enrolling in two- and four-year programs with a focus on plastics and polymers.

Scholarships up to $3000 per year will be awarded and can be used for tuition, books, laboratory fees, and other educational costs necessary to earn a certificate or associate or baccalaureate degree in preparation for a career in polymers.




EARN CERTIFICATES AND SPECIALIZATIONS! - More information available HERE.

Certificates and Specializations can be used to concentrate in a specific area of interest: Polymer Engineering Specialization or Motion and Control Specialization




Click on the banner below to check out our new, exciting polymer research website:

Research Connection

Download our Lab Safety Coloring Sheets to use in your classroom!
Click on a thumbnail below to view the coloring sheet PDF:





Click on the banner below to play our new, action-packed computer game:

Hip Ball: The Rise of Pok


Click on the banner below to view our animated short:

A Brief History of Rubber


Click on the logo below to see our Polymer Family Night webpages:

Polymer Family Night