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Akron Polymer Systems in Akron, OH
Jake Lu is operating a 50 liter stainless steel reactor to produce materials at Akron Polymer Systems (APS). APS develops high performance polymer products for aerospace, alternative energy, biomedical and display applications.
University of Akron – Confucius Institute
Members of Verb Ballet, Cleveland's National Repertory Dance Company, perform the Chinese Fan and Tai Chi Dance during the Festival of Chinese Culture to celebrate the opening of the Confucius Institute at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
Kent State University Museum in Kent, OH
A display of 25 pieces representing the evolution of fashion from 1750 to today at the Kent State University Museum.
Soap Box Derby in Akron
Akron is the birthplace of the Soap Box Derby, sometimes called "The Greatest Amateur Racing Event in the World."
Akron-Canton Airport in North Canton, OH
The Akron-Canton Airport attracts 1.5 million passengers a year and offers the lowest average airfare of any airport in its vicinity.
Goodyear Polymer Center - University of Akron
Research associate Dr. Matt Graham loads a sample into a 2-D wide angle x-ray diffraction apparatus to determine the crystal structure of a polymeric material at the Goodyear Polymer Center on the campus of the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
Akron Art Museum in Akron, OH
A visitor admires a large painting by Lari Pittman, called Thankfully, I Will Have had Learned to Break Glass with Sound, on display at the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio.
Akron General Health System in Akron, OH
Akron General Health System is consistently named among the nation’s top hospitals in several different rankings.
Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, OH
Tingling Rao, a third-year Ph.D. student in Polymer Science, uses peptide-functionalized polymers to mediate gold nanoparticle assembly on surfaces for biosensor applications.
Summa Health System's Akron City Hospital
Through collaborative efforts among hospital systems and universities, the region is not only a center of nationally ranked health-services delivery, but also a major hub of health-care research and education.