Field Trips

"What is a Polymer" Program

The “What is a Polymer” program provides opportunities for 6th through 12th grade students and teachers to visit Southern Miss’s School of Polymers for hands-on activities, demonstrations, and tours in polymer science.  Students also are engaged with introduction level lectures from the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials Faculty.  Annually, this outreach program impacts over 500 6th -12th grade students.

Students from Hattiesburg Middle School participate in hand-on demos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Picture Caption: Students from Hattiesburg Middle School participate in hand-on demos.

For more information or to reserve a date for a field trip, please contact either Jody Wiggins or Dr. Derek Patton.  Contact information is given below.

Jody Wiggins
Assistant of Research Grants for Dr. Derek Patton & Dr. Sergei Nazarenko
School of Polymers and High Performance Materials
University of Southern Mississippi
Phone: (601) 266-4889
Email: jody.wiggins@usm.edu

Derek L. Patton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Polymers and High Performance Materials
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive # 10076
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Phone: (601) 266-4229
E-mail: derek.patton@usm.edu