Ohio’s largest industry is polymers, with 2,800+ polymer focused companies and more than $49 billion in shipment each year, all right here in Ohio. In addition to industry, there are numerous academic programs in and around Ohio that offer polymer-focused degrees or conduct polymer-specific research.
The Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio is to attempt to bridge the gap between academia and industry, tapping the potential of the unique opportunity that Ohio provides.
The Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio Conference is a one-day event focused on connecting students in chemistry and related fields with industry. It gives students a platform to present their research in a judged poster competition as well as network with industry professionals during the job fair. This year’s event will be held Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tinkham Veale University Center.
Annually, the conference attracts more than 200 engaged and qualified students from 20 universities with education in more than 15 different science and engineering fields, who are seeking full-time employment and internship opportunities. The conference is geared toward—but not limited to—students in the following fields: macromolecular/polymer science and engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and materials science and engineering.
The registration fee for non-poster attendees is $10, including breakfast and lunch, parking and full-day access (including job fair). Poster registration is $15, including all listed above and the chance to win several sponsored poster awards worth $200-1,000.