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EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCES ON POLYMER PHYSICS

R. Bouza, B. Montero, M. Rico, A. Ares

University of A Coruña (SPAIN)
Because students have a high interest in research topics, the objective of this work is the practical learning approach of the subject of Polymer Physics by using experimental techniques that are scalable industrially.

Learning is performed by materials processing techniques, such as extrusion and injection molding. For this purpose, thermoplastic materials currently used in the market of polymeric materials such as polypropylene are used. In addition, biopolymer materials from natural resources are also used. Thus, this type of learning involves directing students about the world of present industry, research and the labor market that graduates will be incorporated. The evaluation aims to measure the knowledge attained by students as well as competences acquired at the end of the training process.

In summary, this paper analyzes the practical learning of a subject such as Polymer Physics in order to show students the world of industry and research.