|Educational Outreach Opportunities|
MRSEC is a materials science program, funded by the National Science Foundation, that supports current research, educational outreach, and public awareness of science.
Click on each program below for more information.
REU: Supports undergraduates from throughout the nation by providing a summer research experience in the MRSEC Laboratories.
RET: A summertime research experience for K-12 teachers from throughout the United States.
Undergraduate Independent Research Projects: Provides opportunities for undergraduate students from UMass and other members of the Five Colleges to perform research projects throughout the year.
ARCH: Provides high school students with research experience throughout the school year.
ASPIRE: Provides high school students with laboratory experience studying basic principles of polymer science.
Polymers All Around Us: Graduate student-led hands-on program teaching K-12 students about the everyday use of polymers.
VISUAL: Increases the public’s awareness of research in polymer science by exhibiting Research Images in galleries and public locations throughout the United States.
Polymerge: Merges Science and Art by using VISUAL images to connect art students with science students studying polymer concepts.