Polymer Day Outreach Event

Reineke group members Haley, Jeff, and Seyoung participated in the annual Polymer Day – You Make It, You Break It! outreach event for high school juniors and seniors in the Exploring Careers in Science & Engineering, organized by the College of Science & Engineering K-12 Outreach.

Polymer Day volunteers demonstrated the synthesis of polymers, characterization of their molecular and structural properties, how to process them into plastic parts, and how to test their strength and other properties. Students learned about a variety of engineering, physical science, and mathematics major offered in the College of Science and Engineering through demonstrations, hands-on activities, lab tours, lectures, and discussions with students, faculty, and staff.