IPEC Awards for Excellence in Polymer Education:
IPEC provides two awards for excellence in polymer education. One is for K-8 teachers and one is for High School teachers. Award winners receive a plaque, reimbursement for expenses to one conference and a monetary stipend.
K – 8 Teaching Award Teaching Award for Polymer Excellence sponsored by IPEC. Teacher Award for Polymer Science (TAPE) Application
High School Teaching Award Outstanding Polymer Educator Award sponsored by IPEC. Outstanding Polymer Educator Award (OPEA) Application
Grant proposals will be awarded for amounts of $100 – 250 to support a polymer project in the classroom for a K – 12 teacher. The maximum amount rewarded for each grant will be $250 and up to 10 grants a year will be handed out. Awardees will be determined biannually at the two National ACS meetings. Winners will be announced by the end of April and September. To be considered for the April announcement, applications need to be completed by February 1 and for the September announcement by July 30.