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A Student-Led Program In Research and Education

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Program provides laboratory experience in polymer science and engineering to selected high school applicants spanning five consecutive Saturdays in January and February.

High-School students that  are selected to participate in the ASPIRE program get a "hands-on" look at polymer science and the scientific method as they synthesize, characterize, and test polymers using state of the art instrumentation.
Introduces high school students to various aspects of polymer science and engineering that could not be taught in a conventional classroom.

For more information see the assessment report of the 2012 ASPIRE program.

Students interested in applying should submit a completed application by November 15th.

Contact: aspire@mail.pse.umass.edu