Educating, connecting and growing the evolving elastomer community

Student Outreach Program

Our Student Outreach Program includes the following projects:

Experience Elastomers Student Outreach Program at the International Elastomer Conference

For this program, we invite students from grades 9-12 to attend the International Elastomer Conference and learn about the rubber industry with the goal of igniting interest and passion for it. The program is designed to provide the students a general overview how the industry operates and we simplified it by focusing on three sectors: Raw Materials, Mixing & Molding and Testing. We have hands-on workshops and expo booth interaction activities to help demonstrate how the industry works together. The event ends with the students in breakout rooms where discussion are held regarding five different career paths in the rubber industry.

Rubber Division, ACS Student Chapter Rubber Training Courses

Training courses in rubber compounding, testing, curing, and mixing are offered to our Student Chapters free of charge to students and their chapter advisor. This program is beneficial to give students training on necessary rubber manufacturing before they are in the industry looking for careers. Doubled with their internships, these training courses assist students in knowing more about the industry and making their transition from university or tech school to the rubber industry easier.

Science Teacher Professional Development

Rubber Division, ACS will hold science teacher professional development workshops in the summer. They will receive PDUs.

Is supporting growth of our industry through outreach to a new generation important to your company? Truly make an impact, while also increasing your visibility with rubber and polymer professionals from all rubber disciplines at the same time, by becoming a sponsor of our Student Outreach Program. Your sponsorship investment will be specifically used towards our efforts and programs related to the Student Outreach Program. Click here to view our Student Outreach Program sponsorship opportunities.

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Contact Heather Maimone, Membership & Outreach Director, at to take advantage of this. for more information.