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JKU Young Polymer Scientists

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The JKU Young Polymer Scientists program provides insight into theoretical and experimental bases to learn more about polymer synthesis, characterization and processing.

 

Program Information

  • Maximum Number of Participants: 25
  • Number of Workshops: 12
  • Summer Internship: at a company in Upper Austria or at the Johannes Kepler University Linz

Why Should You Take Part in the JKU Young Polymer Scientists Program?

Your Part

Your Advantage

Take part in 12 workshops during the school year

Learn more about the world of chemistry and polymer technologies at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz.

Complete a minimum of 10 out of the 12 workshop sessions and qualify for an internship

Experience exciting workshops in various areas of Chemistry and Polymer Technologies

 

Meet internationally renowned faculty, researchers and experts and take advantage of their expertise for your pre-academic paper or Diploma degree thesis

 

Complete a summer internship at a company in Upper Austria or at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz

 

Learn about academic degree programs andf professions - the best way to help you decide what to pursue after graduation

NEW! We can provide academic support for your Pre-Academic Paper or Diploma degree thesis!

Are you looking for a topic for your final paper? Or do you need help conducting research for your paper?
As part of the JKU Young Polymer Scientists Program we can offer the following support services:

  • Professional advising by experts at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz
  • Access to special literature and materials at our libraries
  • Use of scientific equipment for lab experiments (by appointment)

What Kind of Workshops and Classes Can I Take?

The program aims to provide a bit of insight into the multi-faceted field of Polymer Engineering Technologies. There are 12 workshops and participants should complete all of them. Each workshop begins with a presentation explaining the fundamentals and then continues with a hands-on section where participants can "learn by doing".

Date

Time

Topic

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

5:00- approx. 7:00 PM

Kick-Off Meeting and Company Partner Fair

March 3, 2017

4:00 PM

Lecture: "What is a Polymer"

March 10, 2017

4:00 PM

Lecture: "What is a Polymer"

March 17, 2017

2:00 PM

Experiment: Polymerization Experiments

March 24, 2017

2:00 PM

Experiment: Polymerization Experiments (Elastomers)

March 31, 2017

4:00 PM

Lecture: Technical Polymers

April 21, 2017

4:00 PM

Lecture: Polymer Characterization (IR/NMR)

April 28, 2017

2:00 PM

Experiment: Polymer Characterization (IR/NMR)

May 5, 2017

2:00 PM

Lecture/Experiment: Customized Polymers

May 12, 2017

4:00 PM

Lecture: Polymer Design

May 19, 2017

2:00 PM

Experiment: Polymer Design

June 9, 2017

2:00 PM

Lecture/Experiment: Mechanical Plastics Testing

Summer 2017

 

Summer Internship

October 6, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Closing Ceremony and Presentation of Certificates

A tip for those especially interested in the program: The closing event for the 2015/2016 JKU Young Scientists program will take place on October 14, 2016. Come to the event! Learn more about the program first-hand and meet the professors. Participation is voluntary.

How to Apply for an Internship as part of the JKU Young Polymer Scientists Program

You can apply for a paid internship position at a company in Upper Austria or at an institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz during the partner fair at the Kick-Off Meeting on November 29, 2016. The partner company and/or department heads at JKU institutes reserve the right to select interns from the pool of applicants. The internship will take place in the summer. You can only accept the internship once you have completed 10 out of the 12 workshops in the "JKU Young Polymer Scientists" program.

The following cooperation partners are available to you:

JKU

The Institute of Polymer Engineering Technologies focuses on the study, research and applications of physical, chemical and technical properties of plastics. See: www.jku.at for more information.

 
TCKT

Located in Wels, the "Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik GmbH" focuses on applied research and development in all areas of polymer engineering and technologies. See: www.tckt.at for more information.

 

Additional cooperation partners will be listed shortly.

Who Can Take Part?

The JKU Young Polymer Scientists program has been designed for students in upper level classes at AHS and BHS schools who are interested in polymer technologies and chemistry and thinking of pursuing a degree or profession in this area. Students from other schools are also more than welcome to take part! We recommend that students from the 11th class level and up (7th class at an AHS school, 3rd class at a BHS school) take part.

How to Sign Up for the JKU oung Polymer Scientists Program

There are open spots available!
If you are interested, send an e-mail to: youngscientists(/\t)jku.at. We will send you a registration form.
If you have already registered but have not yet received confirmation, please send an e-mail to: youngscientists(/\t)jku.at!

Detailed information is available below:

application/pdfJKU Young Scientists, Class of 2016/2017 (589KB, Brochure, German only)

Do You Still Have Questions?

Then contact

Institute of Polymer Science
Dr. Sabine Hild
Ph.: 0732 / 2468 7101
E-Mail: sabine.hild(/\t)jku.at or youngscientists(/\t)jku.at