PiNO 2014 THANK YOU & OVERVIEW

PiNO 2014 - June 20, 2014
Theme: Personal Development
Keynote Speaker: Gary Wnek, Ph.D.

The Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio held on June 20, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio attracted over 130 students from 23 universities and was sponsored by 12 industry leaders! It highlighted personal development with keynote speaker, Gary Wnek, Ph.D. and a panel discussion of company representatives.

The Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering PiNO graduate student organizers at Case Western Reserve University would like thank all of the attendees, sponsors, and supporters who helped spread the word for PiNO 2014!

A special thank you to Dr. Gary Wnek for his engaging talk on personal development!

PiNO 2014 STATISTICS

  • 126 Students Registered Online
  • 130+ Students Attended
  • 23 Universities Represented
  • 40 CWRU Students Registered
  • 80 Students from Ohio Universities Registered
  • 12 Companies Registered
  • 19 Company Representatives Registered
  • 15 Different Fields of Study Represented
  • Advertised at Over 40 Universities Across the Country

PiNO 2014 POSTER COMPETITION AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to the 7 winners of our PiNO 2014 poster competition!

PiNO 2014 proudly awarded over $2,000 to three winners for each of the following categories, Polymers, Science, and Engineering in addition to the $500 PPG Industries sponsored poster session award. Those winners are recognized below.

 

 

PPG INDUSTRIES SPONSORED:
Overall Outstanding Poster & Presentation Winner

 J. Lauren Slutzky
Type IV Hypoallergenic Natural Rubber Thin Films: Multivariate Comparative Analysis of Ultra-low Protein Hevea Latex vs. Circumallergenic Guayule Latex
J. Lauren Slutzky, Alfred Soboyejo, Dr. Katrina Cornish*
Department of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University

 
 

FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH:

 

1st Place Presented to
Nilantha Wickramaratne
Kent State University

2nd Place Presented to
Matthew Herbert
Case Western Reserve University

3rd Place Presented to
Pasco Wambua
The Ohio State University

 

FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERING RESEARCH:

 

1st Place Presented to
Sidney Carson
Case Western Reserve University

2nd Place Presented to
Huai-Suen Shiau
The Pennsylvania State University

3rd Place Presented to
Bradley Keller
The University of Michigan

 

FOR EXCELLENCE IN POLYMER RESEARCH:

1st Place Presented to
Jing-Han Helen Wang
The Pennsylvania State University

2nd Place Presented to
Sahil Gupta
The University of Akron

3rd Place Presented to
Eugene Caldona
Case Western Reserve University

         

 

2014 Company Sponsors

Check out the 2014 companies that made PiNO 2014 possible

Click to see 2014 sponsors!