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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

2022 Polymer Science and Engineering Research Symposium

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - OCTOBER 14, 2022

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Speakers for 2022 Symposium

Polymer Science and Engineering Alumni and Friends 

Please join us for the "52 Years of Polymer Science and Engineering at Southern Miss" Research Symposium at the University of Southern Mississippi, School of Polymer Science and Engineering. This research symposium will showcase new faculty, emerging research, newly acquired instrumentation, updated laboratories, and students. Networking sessions, along with research presentations, breakout sessions, and student interview opportunities, are scheduled to promote interaction among participants.

Registration includes: Technical sessions, networking opportunities, facility tours, student interviews, tabletops, individual faculty meetings, parking, coffee breaks and refreshments, lunch (Friday), and a tailgate (Saturday).

Optional items (not included in registration):
USM Career Fair (Thursday)
Informal get-together Friday evening
USM homecoming football game - Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (Saturday)

REGISTER HERE

Schedule of Events

Hotel Information

We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Hattiesburg North for the special rate of $144. Please use group code SMA (block name is USM Alumni) when calling to make your reservations. Rooms must be booked by Thursday, September 29th to receive this special rate.

Address:
6553 US 49, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
1-888-465-4329

Online Reservation Link


Event Highlights

Thursday, October 13

Arts, Sciences, and Graduate and Professional Schools Career and Internship Fair
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Union B

Career Services at the University of Southern Mississippi will be hosting the 2022 Arts, Sciences, and Graduate and Professional Schools Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, October 13. This would be a great way for your employer or school to recruit students from all USM programs, including polymer science and engineering, prior to the speed interviews on October 14th. Feel free to connect with career services here or we will be happy to make introductions for you.

 
Friday, October 14
Thames Polymer Science Research Center Atrium and Auditorium
Technical Session:
  • Overview of the School
  • New Faculty Research Presentations
  • Student Poster Session
Networking
  • Tour of the School
  • Tour of the Accelerator
  • Lunch and Coffee Breaks
  • Informal get-together Friday Evening
Optional Breakout Sessions
Thad Cochran Center, 2nd Floor, Rooms 216, 218 A/B
 
  • Informal Student Interviews - Fun speed dating style chance to meet our students (Reservation required for interviewers - Reserve Tabletop)
  • Tabletop Sessions:
    • Engagement with the School
    • School internships, co-ops
    • Senior design projects
    • Alumni sponsored events
  • Individual Meetings with Faculty (Meeting Requests)
Saturday, October 15
Thames Polymer Science Research Center

2:00 PM SPSE sponsored tailgate

RSVP FOR THE SPSE Sponsored TailGate
*Optional: USM homecoming football game - Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. Arkansas State Red Wolves (Single game tickets will be available at southernmiss.com) Kick off at 6:00 PM.

50 for 50 Campaign
Polymer Science and Engineering Research Fund

Dear Polymer Science and Engineering Alumni and Friends,

We have heard from many of you how important the research facilities in the School of Polymer Science and Engineering have been in your training and the launch of your own careers. It is expensive to build and maintain state-of-the-art research facilities, and it is also critical for the ongoing competitiveness of our research and education programs.  Over the past 52 years, the program has established itself as one of the premier schools of polymer science and engineering in the world.  We are now asking you to give back by supporting our 50 for 50 Campaign targeting $50,000 in donations before the Fall 2022 Polymer Science and Engineering Research Symposium. An endowed SPSE research fund has been established through the generosity of alumni of the program.  If only 50 of our alumni will give $1000 each (or $500 through your company’s gift-matching program) we can reach this goal. Please consider making a generous contribution to maintain the reputation of your alma mater and support the next generation of polymer scientists and engineers.

You may contribute online by visiting http://www.usmfoundation.com/PSEresearchsupport or by sending a check to The USM Foundation, 118 College Drive, #5210, Hattiesburg, MS 39406. Checks should be made payable to “The USM Foundation” and include “50 for 50” in the memo line.  The USM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of current IRS regulations. Please consider utilizing your company’s gift-matching program in order to increase your giving impact.

All donors will be recognized at the Fall event.  Those giving $1000, $5000, $10,000, or more will receive special recognition.

For questions regarding matching gifts and details on recognition, please contact Elissa Ernst at Elissa.ErnstFREEMississippi  or 601-266-5060.


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School of Polymer Science and Engineering

202 Thames Polymer Science Research Center

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polymersFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4868