ERIC Number: EJ1161186
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
History of Polymer Education in the United States through the Efforts of the Committee on Polymer Education and the Intersociety Polymer Education Council
Carraher, Charles E., Jr.; Berda, Erik; Blum, Frank D.; Droske, John P.; Ford, Warren T.; Howell, Bob A.; Long, John M.; Morgan, Sarah E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n11 p1607-1609 Nov 2017
The Committee on Polymer Education (PolyEd) had its initial planning meeting in 1974. The Intersociety Polymer Education Council (IPEC) has been active since 1990 as an outgrowth of PolyEd. Because of the activities of PolyEd and IPEC, basic polymer concepts have become a required part of undergraduate education and a more common topic in the curriculum for K-12 students. A brief history of polymer education is given. The current and future activities of PolyEd and IPEC are described.
Descriptors: Science History, Science Education, College Science, Undergraduate Students, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Organizations (Groups)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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