PolyCAMP will not be held in 2008.
We look forward to hosting it again in Summer 2009.
A tightly integrated week of lectures, labs, and career discussions.
Tours of local companies illustrate the large-scale implementation
of the polymer processes discussed. All expenses are paid. Participants
will have transportation to and from Eugene paid for, as well as their
room and board.
PolyCamp introduces students to the fundamental
concepts, processes, synthesis, and physical characterization
of polymers. In addition, to learning about polymer science,
a primary goal is to help students make informed career choices.
Funded in part by the National Science Foundation
(Division of Materials Research), this expense paid, one-week
experience provides undergraduate chemistry majors with the
necessary background to understand the language and technology
of the polymer industry and the important role chemists play
in its future. Participants will tour several polymer companies
to see industrial applications of concepts covered in class.
of methods for polymer synthesis
and mechanisms of the principal polymerization reactions.
for polymer characterization
for predicting the engineering and physical properties
of polymers from their molecular structures.
characterization of polymers
David Tyler— polymer chemistry and inorganic chemistry
Haley — organic and materials chemistry
— polymer chemistry and physical chemistry